Super typhoon Yutu hit US western Pacific territories overnight, leaving a path of destruction and local communities reeling. Yutu, the strongest typhoon to ever hit the area, passed over the Northern Mariana Islands, with wind gusts of over 160 miles per hour, equivalent to a category five hurricane.
Trees were blown down and roofs torn from buildings in Saipan and Tinian, that comprise the Northern Mariana Islands. More than 100 homes were destroyed. The typhoon also hit neighboring Guam with rain and strong winds. The Mayor of Tinian says that the island's power infrastructure is in ruins, and requests have been made for food and water.
>> Is that Jay's car?>> It was the second major typhoon to hit the territory after Mangkut struck just last month. Yutu weakened as it moved towards the northern Phillipines and Taiwan, but too late for the Northern Marianas.