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Guam's US congresswoman asks Trump for help with typhoon fallout

 Young students do school work to pass the time while seeking shelter Monday at Astumbo Elementary School.

Hagåtña, GUAM — Guam's delegate to the United States Congress has written to President Donald Trump, asking for assistance with the fallout of Typhoon Mangkhut.

On Tuesday, Madeleine Bordallo told Mr Trump she expected Guam Governor Eddie Calvo would request federal assistance soon.

In her letter, Ms Bordallo commended US assistance with the storm, including the deployment of emergency management personnel.

More than 2000 people in Guam rode out Typhoon Mangkhut in emergency shelters on Monday night after it passed closed by the island.

On Tuesday Mr Trump approved emergency funding for the Northern Marianas.