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CHRISTIANSTED — Five beaches in the territory 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. DPNR said on Friday that three beaches in St. Croix and two on St. Thomas are not considered safe

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CHRISTIANSTED — Surviving a disaster can lead to psychological problems such as PTSD. Surviving two disasters, such as Hurricanes Irma and Maria, can make matters even worse. “The danger of these disasters lies not only in the tremendous loss of life and property, but also in the psychological toll they

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FINALLY! Linemen from the U.S. mainland work near the government parking lot in Christiansted on Saturday.  CHRISTIANSTED — In a feature story breaking today on the Internet, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) told The Weather Channel that less than two percent of St. Croix had been connected with electricity

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MISSING AT SEA: Scott and Jennifer Hansen have been missing and are presumed dead since last being seen on St. Croix the first day of Hurricane Maria’s passing — Sept. 19, 2017. CHRISTIANSTED — Friends and family say they are still holding out hopes — against all odds — that

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WASHINGTON — About 13,700 Defense Department personnel are now in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the region three weeks ago, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said today. DoD, supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is focused on temporary power restoration; food, water, fuel and power generator

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FREDERIKSTED — Police believe a man abandoned his 71-year-old mother in a cheap Georgia motel — and then went on vacation. Kathleen Laree, who suffers from dementia, was found wandering in the lobby of the Motel 6 on Virginia Avenue, in South Fulton County, WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta reported. Motel employees

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MISSING EIGHT DAYS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA: HANNAH UPP CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A young schoolteacher with a rare form of amnesia is feared dead after she disappeared in St. Thomas last month and remains missing to this day. Hannah Upp was last seen leaving her apartment on St. Thomas about 8 a.m.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Lesson learned from Hurricane Irma. If the government waits until after the storm to evacuate tourists it could take days … even a week before visitors can leave. This time, with a Category 4 storm in the name of Hurricane Maria facing St. Croix, the Virgin Islands government

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CHRISTIANSTED — A hurricane watch was issued for the territory on Sunday as Maria left residents of Irma-battered St. Thomas and St. John racing to prepare for yet another potentially powerful storm — but people in St. Croix know that THIS storm — is headed here. Maria was about 100 miles

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HURRICANE MARIA’S PROJECTED TIME PATH THRU THE CARIBBEAN REGION AS OF SUNDAY. SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Maria formed Saturday in the western Atlantic Ocean, prompting a hurricane watch for areas battered by Hurricane Irma last week. At 11 a.m., Maria was about 639 miles southeast of St. Croix and

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