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Virgin Islands Government Offices Close Down At 1 p.m. Today In Advance of Tropical Cyclone Nine

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands announced that all of its offices would close at 1 p.m. today, Government House said in a prepared statement.

Additionally, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that a curfew will go into effect at midnight tonight and last until noon on Thursday, Press Secretary Richard Motta, Jr. said.

“The governor said he will make a determination about when government offices will re-open and make an announcement Thursday, Motta said.

Meanwhile, people on social media were heavily critical of the Bryan Administration’s lax tropical storm preparedness this afternoon.

“No shelters, no sandbags,” former longtime St. Thomas resident Kathleen Brennan said on Facebook. “(Bryan) is risking a lot more than flu.”

“That’s what you call a papishow,” Hortensia Encarnacion said on Facebook. “Papi papi papi show! He going off course and he ship sinking.”

“Curfew from 12 midnight till 12 p.m. tomorrow,” Rodney Rivera, Sr. said on Facebook.

“But is he prepared???” Hortensia Encarnacion added. “No sand bags no shelters. ASSWIPE.”

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