The storm is over. The worst that happened to our property is a big mess of fallen branches and leaves, some minor damage to the fence, and an uprooted tree. We lost power for several hours but it came back on before the food in the fridge had time to spoil.
|oops--be careful on the slippery edge of the pool or you might lose your|
balance and fall in while trying to clear out the leaves!
All in all, it was not nearly as bad as we had feared. The kids and I haven't left home today so I don't know what the rest of the island looks like. I only hope that the rest of Saipan, and folks on Rota, where the main force of the storm hit, fared as well.