Posted: 12:26 am EDT
US Ambassador Doria Rosen views the damage at Outer Islands High School in Falalop, Ulithi on Thursday, November 12th 2015. The school serves 94 students, some of whom come from as far as Satawal to attend classes.#USEmbassyKolonia #USAID #IOMMicronesia#MindOverMaysak (Photograph: Katlyn Murray)
Ulithi is an atoll in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, about 191 km east of Yap. It consists of 40 islets totalling 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi), surrounding a lagoon about 36 km (22 mi) long and up to 24 km (15 mi) wide—at 548 km2 (212 sq mi) one of the largest in the world. It is administered by the state of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia (more here ). Falalop is one of the four inhabited islands on Ulithi Atoll. Among the recent warnings issued by the U.S. Embassy in Kolonia is a Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) in Hawaii forecasts that a tropical cyclone with wind speeds of 75 to 90 miles per hour causing heavy rain, high seas, and flooding across the entire region.