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This May 26 satellite image taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Subtropical Storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast. Alberto was the first named storm of the 2018 season, forming before today’s official start of the 2018 Atlantic storm

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CHRISTIANSTED — Friday marks the official start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which ends on November 30, 2018, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, “the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year.” The

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MIAMI  — Puerto Rico is working on building emergency management capabilities that would help the American island withstand future disasters, the head of the U.S. government agency that oversees disaster response said Wednesday, two days before the official start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Brock Long, head of the Federal

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WASHINGTON — Eight months after hurricanes Maria and Irma, large swaths of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands still don’t have reliable internet access and phone service—denying the Americans that live there a crucial life line as the islands continue their recoveries from the storms. Of the more than 4,600

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE  — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA)Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the Mangrove Lagoon Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) septic receiving station is unable to accept any waste due to a maintenance issue and will be closed on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Normal operation will resume

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A minor earthquake occurred about 14 miles southeast of St. Thomas early this morning, authorities said. The quake, measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale, happened about 2:48 a.m. this morning at a depth of 84.5 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The USGS also recorded a

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QUALITY UNKNOWN: An area of beachfront St. Croix that used to be sampled, Princess Condo Row in Golden Rock. (PHOTO COURTESY: DPNR) CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has been testing the water at “designated beaches” weekly on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix since

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of the beginning of a week-long manhole rehabilitation project scheduled to begin on Monday, May 28, 2018 along the Catherine’s Rest Road. Traffic within the project limits will be reduced to one lane for approximately

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in St. Thomas failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory issued Friday. DPNR said that Coki Point and Bluebeards beaches should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The

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CHRISTIANSTED — Memorial Day weekend is a busy one at most home improvement stores as people have an extra day to work on home maintenance and improvement projects. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today urged property owners to take advantage

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