The goal of the
All-Hazards Warning System is to provide immediate notification to the Islands’ citizens and visitors should an emergency situation. The system will feature tone and voice messages, that will provide a tone to gain the attention of listeners, then play a voice message that will inform the public of the situation present. Messages that will be on the system include; Tsunami Warning, Hurricane Warning, Flash Flood Warning, Curfew Notification, a Test Message, and a Hazardous Material Message.
The project will include the installation of 10 units, which will be placed throughout the three islands. The initial approach has been to place units where they can notify the most people.
Four units will be installed in St. Thomas near the airport, Griffith Park,
Yacht Haven, and Red Hook Marina. Two units will be installed in both Christiansted, and Frederiksted on St. Croix, and St. John will have a unit near the Guy Benjamin School, and in the Cruzan Bay area.
In December 2013, VITEMA
unveiled the first-ever US Virgin Islands Tsunami
Evacuation Maps for the islands of St. Croix, St. John
and St. Thomas, hailing a milestone that significantly
advances the Virgin Islands Tsunami Readiness Program. Learn
more about this program and view or download the
Evacuation Maps on our Tsunami