The past month has been a bit difficult for the community of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A severed fiber optics cable literally disconnected the island of Saipan from the entire world for three weeks. Two weeks after, the island was ravished by an unsuspected super typhoon over night. This led to shortages in fuel (gasoline & diesel) and water (potable and non-potable). It is safe to say that life is very different for the entire community. As of today, it appears that two typhoons may embrace us with their presence in the next week or so.