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The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1st. VITEMA Director Mona Barnes is encouraging the public to take steps now to prepare. Build an emergency supply kit, make a family disaster plan and stay informed.

2015 CURFEW PASSES
2015 Curfew Pass request forms are now available at VITEMA offices territorywide and online.  Businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. LEARN MORE ›

In the aftermath Tropical Storm Erika, VITEMA is keeping our JIC activated. This page is your best source for timely and accurate information when emergency conditions exist in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 
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THE LATEST FROM VITEMA
August 30, 2015 | WAPA
WAPA Tropical Storm Erika Restoration Update - Day Number 3
A Daily Update from the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on power restoration efforts
August 29, 2015 | WAPA
WAPA Tropical Storm Erika Restoration Update - Day Number 2
A Daily Update from the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on power restoration efforts
August 28, 2015 | TROPICAL STORM ERIKA
Final Advisory- Tropical Storm Warning, Flash Flood Warning No Longer in Effect
The National Hurricane Center has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for the US Virgin Islands as of 11 a.m. today. Erika is no longer threatening the territory, however, rough sea conditions remain.
August 28, 2015 | TROPICAL STORM ERIKA
Governor Mapp Lifts Curfew in the St. Thomas-St. John District Only
As of 8 a.m. today, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has lifted the curfew for the St. Thomas-St. John district only. An assessment of the Tropical Storm Erika’s impact is the St. Thomas-St. John has been completed. All roads have been cleared for vehicular traffic and power has been fully restored with the exception of a few isolated areas that are currently being addressed. Governor Mapp is also directing all government employees in the St. Thomas-St. John district only to report in to work at 11 a.m. today.
August 28, 2015 | TROPICAL STORM ERIKA
Tropical Storm Warning, Flash Watch Remain in Effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands; Rough and Hazardous Sea Conditions Continue Today
A Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this morning. 
August 28, 2015 | TROPICAL STORM ERIKA
Storm Force Winds, Rain Continue Overnight; Reports from VITEMA's Emergency Operations Centers
At 2 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near 17.3 degrees North, 66.6 degrees West or about 86 miles to the south-southwest of St. Croix. Erika is moving to the west near 17 miles per hour. A turn to the west-northwest is anticipated on Friday and this general motion should continue through Saturday. 
August 27, 2015 | TROPICAL STORM ERIKA
Governor Mapp Declares a State of Emergency and Places the Virgin Islands National Guard into Territorial Military Service in the Wake of Tropical Storm Erika
At 11:00pm tonight, Governor Kenneth E Mapp declared a State of Emergency in the Virgin Islands. In addition, the Governor, in order to protect the lives and property of the residents and visitors, imposed a curfew across the territory, froze consumer prices at their current levels, deputized all territorial peace officers and placed each of them under the direct supervision of the Police Commissioner and activated the Virgin Islands national Guard, placing the Guard into Territorial Military Service. 
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