Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Mariana Islands lie within the region’s 'typhoon belt' and 2015 has seen the Northern Mariana Islands hit with a series of strong systems. Typhoon Dolphin’s eye passed through the Rota Channel between Guam and Rota Island on May 15 delivering the typhoon's strongest winds in the eyewall to both locations On 2 August, Super Typhoon Souldelour hit Saipan, destroying house and wiping out the island’s electricity and water supplies.