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.
According to the National Weather Service at San Juan, based on latest data/forecast models:
Rough seas and hazardous marine conditions continue today. As of 10 a.m. AST buoy 41052 south of St. John is currently at 6.2 feet and buoy 41051 south of St. Thomas is currently at 5.6 feet. Seas at buoy 42085 south of
Ponce reached 12.1 feet at 10 a.m. Seas will gradually improve later in the evening.
Rainfall is gradually diminishing but significant showers are still possible through the afternoon hours. Winds are also gradually diminishing. Winds gusts over the USVI are currently about 20-28 miles per hour and will gradually diminish during the next several hours.
The center of circulation of the storm no longer is a threat to the forecast area.
Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced the lifting of curfew for the district of St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively. All government workers on St. Thomas-St. John district were also directed to return to work today. The Territory’s sea and air ports opened by noon on Thursday.
Power Restoration on St. Croix
On St. Thomas, most of the power has been restored, except for pockets of areas that are currently being addressed by the VI Water and Power Authority
WAPA provided the following status of all feeders on St. Croix as of 2 p.m.:
- Feeder 1A – Restored 100%
- Feeder 2A – Energized up to Cramer’s Park
- Feeder 3A – Energized up to Castle Nugent
- Feeder 4A – Energized up to Reliable Rentals
- Feeder 5A – Restored 100%
- Feeder 6A – Energized up to Estate Glynn
- Feeder 6B – Not energized.
- Feeder 8B – Energized up to Rohlsen Airport.
- Feeder 9B – Energized up. to Educational Complex
- Feeder 10B – Energized up to the Rain Forest Re closure
Crews are currently working on all feeders.