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Bberry
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Shelters and the current distribution centers (expect an update on this information by Thursday from VITEMA).

The Virgin Islands is under curfew until after Catagory Five Hurricane Maria has passed. If someone needs shelter they should go to the following places NOW:

SHELTER:
ST. THOMAS
· Lockhart School
· BCB Middle School
ST. JOHN
· Bethany Moravian
· Guy Benjamin Elementary School
ST. CROIX
·Canegata Recreation Center
St. Croix Educational Complex
Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged
Charles Harwood Medical Complex (Special Needs)

DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS:
ST. THOMAS
· Kirwan Terrace Ball Park
· Tutu Fire Station
· Hotel Company Fire Station (Lover’s Lane)
· Dorothea Fire Station
· Bordeaux Fire Station
· Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
ST. JOHN
· Coral Bay Fire Station
· Winston Wells Ball Park

Stay safe Virgin Islands and check on your neighbors after the storm!

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Posted : September 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Bberry
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From the Gov't House 12pm press conference:

The eye of Maria is expected to go over the SW tip of STX. STX will feel the entire northside of the storm (the strongest part).
Tropical storm winds will start at 2pm and continue until noon tomorrow. Maria has sustained winds to 120mph and gusts up to 160mph.
Storm surge on STX is expected to be 6 to 9ft. Waves are expected to reach 25ft on shore. Please leave the shore area. Immediately.

SHELTER:
ST. THOMAS
Lockhart School - FULL - Sea View and the Adolescents are at this location and are safe.
BCB Middle School
Hansen Complex
Roy Lester Schneider for special needs

ST. JOHN
Bethany Moravian
Guy Benjamin Elementary School
Myra Keaton Clinic for special needs

ST. CROIX
Canegata Recreation Center
St. Croix Educational Complex
Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged
Charles Harwood Medical Complex (Special Needs)

Be safe and check on your neighbors after the storm!

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Posted : September 19, 2017 4:24 pm
Bberry
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The Virgin Islands is still under curfew. For emergency assistance on St. Croix 340-773-2244. On St. Thomas 340-774-2244.

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Posted : September 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Bberry
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FEMA Assistance - https://www.fema.gov/

Disaster Assitance - https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Disaster Unemplyment Assistance - http://www.vidol.gov/howto_apply.php

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Posted : September 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Bberry
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The Virgin Islands Bar Association, in partnership with the ABA, FEMA, and the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, has launched a free disaster legal services hotline for those who need legal assistance in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

By dialing 800-310-7029, residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands can call to request disaster-related legal assistance between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Atlantic, from Monday to Friday. Callers who qualify for assistance will be matched with volunteer lawyers licensed to practice law in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Posted : September 21, 2017 2:16 pm
Bberry
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Emergency Coast Guard contact numbers in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico:

US COast Guard (St. Thomas) - +1-340-776-3497

US Coast Guard (Puerto Rico) - +1-787-729-2346

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Posted : September 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Bberry
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VI National Guard 340.774.5919

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Posted : September 21, 2017 4:39 pm
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