It was the strongest storm to impact the United States since 1935 and the most powerful storm on record to impact CNMI. Super Typhoon Yutu slammed into the US territory of the Northern Mariana Islands Wednesday night, destroying homes and cutting power, as it … Super Typhoon Yutu was an extremely dangerous Category 5 typhoon when it hit the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Guam on Wednesday, October 25. From Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Posted December 10, 2012 SANTA RITA, Guam - The Department of Defense assisted the Republic of Palau prior to and in the aftermath of Super Typhoon … Super Typhoon Yutu came ashore in the Northern Mariana Islands last night, bringing category 5 hurricane force, with sustained winds of 174 miles per hour. Read more on Radio New Zealand International The Northern Marianas middle school that was nearly destroyed by Super Typhoon Yutu in 2018 is finally close to being fully restored. It could be months before electricity is restored in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu, which crossed the Northern Mariana Islands as the strongest storm to hit any part of the U.S.