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Press Releases & Statements
March 15, 2016
VI WAPA, VI Legislature, Select Schools to Conduct Evacuation Drills
March 9, 2016
VITEMA to Evaluate Sirens Ahead of the March 17th Tsunami Exercise
March 2, 2016
Thirty-three Educational Complex High School Students to Join Teen CERT Program
February 11, 2016
USVI Tsunami Preparedness Week Set for March 13-19, 2016  /  En español
December 21, 2015
FEMA Approves Mitigation Funds for Juan F. Luis Hospital in St. Croix, USVI
December 16, 2015
Update to the National Terrorism Advisory System
December 8, 2015
VITEMA St. Croix Office to Close on Wednesday thru Friday This Week
November 17, 2015
Maritime Emergency Planning Workshop Brings Together First Responders, Emergency Managers and Cruise Line Representatives
November 17, 2015
VITEMA Director Conducts Tour of VI WAPA’s LPG Site
November 17, 2015
VITEMA Hosts Ricardo Richards Elementary School for Day Visit
October 28, 2015
VITEMA Director Barnes: Thank You for Making the 2015 Preparedness Expo a Success
October 8, 2015
VITEMA 2015 All Hazards Preparedness Expo Set for Oct. 23-24
September 7, 2015
Grace Weakens a Little, Expected to Become a Depression on Tuesday
September 7, 2015
Tropical Storm Grace Continues Across the Atlantic
September 6, 2015
Tropical Storm Grace Continues to Trek Westward
September 5, 2015
Tropical Storm Grace Continues its Westward Trek
September 5, 2015
Weather Statement - Tropical Storm Grace
August 28, 2015
Final Advisory- Tropical Storm Warning, Flash Flood Warning No Longer in Effect
August 28, 2015
Governor Mapp Lifts Curfew in the St. Thomas-St. John District Only
August 28, 2015
Tropical Storm Warning, Flash Watch Remain in Effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands; Rough and Hazardous Sea Conditions Continue Today
August 28, 2015 
Storm Force Winds, Rain Continue Overnight; Reports from VITEMA's Emergency Operations Centers
August 27, 2015
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
August 27, 2015
Tropical Storm Winds Seriously Impacting St. Croix; Reports from Inside VITEMA's Emergency Operations Centers
August 27, 2015
Storm Force Winds are Currently Being Felt Across Portions of St. Croix
August 27, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika Forecasted to Bring Significant Rain to the Territory
August 27, 2015
Tropical Storm Force Winds to Begin Impacting the USVI This Afternoon
August 27, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika Preparedness Efforts Recap
August 27, 2015
Erika a Little Stronger- USVI to Experience Tropical Storm Force Winds Late This Evening and Significant Rainfall Overnight Tonight
August 26, 2015
Tropical Storm Warning Remains in Effect for the USVI; Residents Should Prepare for Long Duration Rainfall on Thursday
August 26, 2015
VIPA Update- Status of Ports as Tropical Storm Erika Approaches the USVI; Special Needs Shelters Open on St. Croix and St. Thomas
August 26, 2015 
Erika Continues Toward the Leeward Islands
August 26, 2015
Governor Mapp Addresses Government Response to Tropical Storm Erika: Instructions Provided for Shelters, Ports, GVI Pre-and-Post Operations
August 26, 2015
Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Finds Erika Slightly Stronger
August 26, 2015
U.S. Virgin Islands Under Tropical Storm Warning; VITEMA Urge Public to Prepare, Closely Monitor ErikaEn Español
August 25, 2015
Erika Showing Little Change in Strength at This Time; System Forecasted to Begin Impacting the USVI on Thursday Morning
August 25, 2015
Erika Forecasted to Reach USVI on Thursday as a Strong Tropical Storm; Public Urged to Prepare, Closely Monitor Tropical Storm Erika
August 25, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika Forms in the Atlantic; Public Urged to Prepare, Closely Monitor System
August 24, 2015
National Hurricane Center Final Advisory- Danny Degenerates into a Trough of Low Pressure
August 24, 2015
Danny Weakens to a Tropical Depression, System to Pass South of the USVI
August 24, 2015
Tropical Storm Danny to Become a Depression Later Today, Remnant Low on Tuesday
August 23, 2015
Tropical Storm Watch Discontinued; Rains Associated with Danny to Affect USVI Starting Monday Afternoon
August 23, 2015
Center of Danny Expected to Pass Through the Southern Leeward Islands on Monday
August 23, 2015
Danny Continues to Weaken, Forecasted to be a Tropical Depression on Monday
August 23, 2015
Tropical Storm Watch Issued for the USVI as Danny Maintains its Intensity; Danny Expected to be a Weak Tropical Storm as it Passes the USVI on Monday
August 23, 2015
Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Portions of the Leeward Islands; Danny Expected to Weaken to a Tropical Depression as it Passes the USVI
August 23, 2015
Tropical Storm Danny Continues to Weaken; Forecasted to be a Tropical Depression by Monday
August 22, 2015 
Danny Weakens to a Tropical Storm
August 22, 2015 
Danny Weakens, Forecasted to Impact the USVI Late Monday Night
August 22, 2015 
Danny’s Intensity Decreases Slightly; Forecasted to be a Tropical Storm When it Reaches the USVI
August 22, 2015
Danny Weakens to Category 2 Hurricane, More Weakening Expected
August 21, 2015
Danny Likely Reached its Peak Intensification
August 21, 2015
Danny Now a Category 3 Hurricane but Expected to Weaken by Saturday; Danny Forecasted to Pass Over or Near the USVI Late Monday Night
August 21, 2015 
Hurricane Danny Slightly Strengthens; System Expected to Weaken on Saturday
August 20, 2015
Danny Slightly Strengthens, Hurricane Hunters to Investigate Weather System on Friday
August 20, 2015
Danny Strengthens into the First Hurricane of the 2015 Season; Impact on the USVI Remain Uncertain, Public Urged to Monitor Danny
August 19, 2015
Danny Steadily Moving Westward, Forecasted to be a Hurricane by Friday; Impact on the USVI Uncertain, Public Encouraged to Monitor System
August 18, 2015
Tropical Depression Four Strengthens into Tropical Storm Danny, Danny Expected to Become a Hurricane by Thursday
August 18, 2015
Tropical Depression Four Forms in the East-Central Tropical Atlantic; Expected to Become a Tropical Storm Later Today
August 17, 2015
VITEMA Monitoring Area of Low Pressure Developing in the Atlantic, National Hurricane Center Designates System as Invest 96L
July 23, 2015
Kick 'Em Jenny Volcanic Activity, No Imminent Threat to the USVI
June 22, 2015
VITEMA Photoblog: FEMA Distribution Center Caribbean Site Visit and US Insular Areas Climate Change Conference
June 2, 2015
Nationally Recognized Homeland Security Experts Conduct Executive-Level Seminar for Cabinet Officials
June 1, 2015
2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins Today, June 1; VITEMA Urges Community Preparedness Despite Forecasts for a Slow Season
May 29, 2015
Hazardous Weather Outlook Forecasts Heavy Rains this Weekend, Public Advised to Monitor Weather Conditions
April 30, 2015
VITEMA Launches its 2015 Hurricane Ready Campaign on National America’s PrepareAthon! Day of Action
March 31, 2015
VITEMA Director Commends Tsunami Preparedness Week Participants
March 23, 2015
REMINDER- VITEMA to Activate Tsunami Sirens at 10 AM on Wednesday; DOE to Hold School Evacuation Drills Throughout the Week
March 20, 2015
VITEMA to Observe National Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 22-28
March 12, 2015
V.I. DOE Revises St. Croix Schools Participating in LANTEX, Arthur A. Richards and Pearl B. Larsen Schools to Hold Evacuation Drills
March 10, 2015
Local Agencies Gearing Up for Lantex Tsunami Response Exercise
March 3, 2015
VITEMA to Hold Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program Seminar This Month
February 2, 2015
Caribbean-Wide Tsunami Exercise to be Conducted March 25, 2015
January 9, 2015
First Responders to Receive Ebola Personal Protective Equipment Training Next Week
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