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PLEASE NOTE: This article’s dates have been corrected and are different than in the official government release which has a typo in the date. The VITEMA release states Monday as September 3. CCVI has corrected the intent to MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017. Sand bag distribution locations will open throughout the Virgin Islands on Monday, September 4, 2017 as Leeward islands … Continue reading →
The Virgin Islands Territorial Management Agency (VITEMA) has announced that 2017-2018 Hurricane Tracking maps are now available throughout the Virgin Islands. Do not rely on having electrical power or batteries to connect cell phones and computers with outside weather services. Using a manual chart in conjunction with your digital monitoring is an excellent way to back up your storm tracking … Continue reading →
NOAA Fisheries sent this bulletin at 08/21/2017 09:49 AM EDT NOAA Fisheries Announces a Proposed Rule to Establish the Quotas, Opening Dates, and Retention Limits for the 2018 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces a proposed rule that would establish quota levels, opening dates, and retention limits for the 2018 Atlantic commercial … Continue reading →
Tips from the U.S. Department of Interior on ways to volunteer and enjoy National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Held every year on the last Saturday of September, National Public Lands Day brings together hundreds of thousands of individual, student and organizational volunteers to help maintain and restore … Continue reading →
National Hurricane Center: “IRMA TURNS WESTWARD WITH 120-MPH WINDS” Issued By:VITEMA Issued On: 9/1/17 7:35 PM Affected Jurisdictions: Virgin Islands THIS IS A Routine Press Release Irma has continued to intensify its hurricane strength packing sustained winds of 120 miles per hour. According to the National Hurricane Center, at 5:00 p.m., the center of Hurricane Irma was located near … Continue reading →
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants everyone to get the facts for the upcoming 2017-2018 Flu season which begins on September 28. The 2016-2017 flu season is over. • Flu activity is low in the United States. • Vaccine for the 2017-2018 flu season has been updated to better match circulating flu viruses. • CDC Recommends: CDC recommends vaccination with … Continue reading →