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2 tropical storms could complicate Saipan typhoon recovery

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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Two tropical storms are headed toward Saipan while residents of the U.S. territory are still reeling from a typhoon that devastated the island.

The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Goni is expected to pass between Saipan and Guam on Sunday. Tropical Storm Atsani is following far behind and is forecast to go well north of the Marianas.

For a region that's accustomed to storms, Goni wouldn't normally be a problem. But Saipan residents worry tropical-storm-force winds will send debris from downed trees and destroyed tin homes flying into the air.

Resident Glen Hunter says some people aren't aware of the approaching storms.

Typhoon Soudelor struck Saipan on Aug. 2 with wind speeds between 100 and 120 mph.

The 48-square-mile island remains without electricity, and most residents don't have running water.

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