US MARINES AID SAIPAN WITH TYPHOON RELIEF EFFORTS
By Cpl. Ryan Mains, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
24 Aug 2015
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands -- The western North Pacific has historically been one of the most active tropical cyclone areas in the world. Year after year, tropical storms devastate the many islands in the Pacific. In early August, Typhoon Soudelor, the most powerful storm of the year, rocked across the Pacific before finally blowing itself out over China. The first place the typhoon hit was the small island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, Aug. 2-3.