NOAA has the most up-to-date information when typhoons hit Saipan. The newspapers only publish every 24 hours on weekdays and if the storm comes over the weekend, you're screwed.
Life in the mainland is completely different. Every news outlet from TV, radio, and Internet have morphed into Your Storm Center For the Latest News.
It looks like there is a good chance work will get canceled tomorrow. I had better go get more beer, I just hope there is some left. As of yesterday, every can of tuna, soup, vegetables, and bottle of water had been sold in all of Northern Virginia.