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2020-06-30 18:43 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Emergencies and disasters can be frightening for children. Being aware and included in preparedness plans can lessen their fear and anxiety. It is helpful to:

2020-06-23 18:05 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Pets are an important member of your household, remember to include them in your hurricane preparedness plans.Here are some tips on disaster preparedness for pet owners:If a pet gets lost, its tag is its ticket home. Make sure your pet’s tags are up-to-date and fastened to its collar. If possible, attach the address and/or phone number of another contact in case you can’t be reached. A waterproof pouch containing identification information can be attached to the collar.

2020-06-17 14:05 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Alerts received at the right time can keep you safe during an emergency. Get to know the terms used to identify severe weather and discuss with your family what to do if a hurricane watch or warning is issued.  

2020-06-11 17:46 - News Release

U.S. Virgin Islands – Hurricane season officially began June 1, now is the time for all Virgin Islanders to take steps to prepare themselves and their loved ones. Build a kit, make a plan and stay informed. 

2020-01-17 19:13 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Approved funding for the U.S Virgin Islands has surpassed $2.1 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program (PA).PA grants have been obligated for emergency protective measures and permanent work throughout the Territory, including:

2019-11-26 00:34 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Governor’s Office, the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) led a Readiness and Resilience Workshop for People with Disabilities and the Access and Functional Needs Community in Christiansted. 

2019-11-18 17:16 - News Release

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Utilizing FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) recently provided its Division of Building Permits staff a chance to strengthen their knowledge during a four-day International Code Council (ICC) Building Inspector Academy. 

2019-07-15 15:24 - News Release

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – When a hurricane is approaching, senior citizens may need the assistance of family members or friends to be fully prepared. Barriers to preparation may be physical, emotional or financial.  Having somewhere to take shelter with people they know would be best to ensure their safety. 

2019-07-11 18:19 - News Release

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Houses of worship play a major role in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The faith-based community across the Virgin Islands is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Long-Term Recovery Groups (LTRG) to build a more resilient territory.

2019-07-08 13:49 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, often without much warning. Disaster planning and emergency preparation efforts must involve children; educating them and making them more resilient while enhancing their ability to recover faster from any type of disaster.