Supertyphoon Hagibis left some damage in Saipan but it wasn't as devastating as the destruction caused by Supertyphoon Yutu in October 2018.
Dr. Philip Dauterman, a Saipan-based physician who also does some work on Guam, shared photos with The Guam Daily Post after he ventured out at daylight.
Some power poles are down, a few streets are barely passable due to flooding and downed trees were seen, Dauterman said.
Islandwide power went out and power lines were dragged along as tree branches fell, he said.
The doctor said the winds were strongest between midnight and 3 a.m.
"It rattled the windows to my apartment, and there was some permeation of water – less than one bucket – I had to mop up," he stated.
These will need to be cleared before power restoration, Dauterman stated, adding some trees fell on cars.
"Overall I would rate the damage as Category 1 on Saipan," Dauterman stated.
The wind was still blowing hard, Dauterman stated when he was taking the pictures in the early morning at about 7 a.m. today.