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[ad name=”HTML-68″] ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands is in full “cleanup mode” following a tropical wave that dumped 17 inches of rain in 17 hours on Monday. Hardest hit of the islands was Tortola, which had significant damage to its road network, according to Premier Orlando Smith. Many

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — The tropical wave Invest 99L has passed by the Virgin Islands and was 395 miles away from St. Croix as of 10 a.m. on Friday — further away than it was Thursday morning. It is now churning across the Atlantic has become better organized and could

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Freep‘s 2017 Tropical Storm Watch Team continues to monitor Invest 99L which was 282 miles away from St. Croix at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Invest 99-L is still a very disorganized cluster of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Models do keep moving the system to the

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WHAT TO EXPECT: The area highlighted is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Free Press is projecting Invest 99L to pass well north of the territory. The disorganized, asymmetrical storm system was about 812 miles away

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RAIN MAP: Torrential rain showers shown over our area of the northern Caribbean today. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — It was an epic fail by “local” meteorologists — especially those who broadcast on Isle 95-WJKC in St. Croix — and they know it. Or at least they should, except that they

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN –  The U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico has made it a crime to smoke inside a vehicle if one of the passengers is younger than 18. The island’s Health Department said Sunday that violators will face a $250 penalty for violating the law. Officials said 10

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Forecasters say the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico need to watch a low-pressure area in the Atlantic Ocean, currently located midway between the coasts of Africa and South America. Tracking northwest across the Atlantic and moving around 15 mph Sunday afternoon, that system has a 50

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BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME? The ultimate white elephant, Denver’s International Airport in Colorado, is being studied exhaustively by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, who believes that bigger is better, where airports are concerned. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  Is this for the birds? Or not? Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that

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AREA TO WATCH: The area highlighted in red is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could be affected by this system. [ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — August is historically the beginning of the annual ramp up of hurricane season

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN – As if hurricanes were not menacing enough, small Caribbean islands risk losing their entire way of life unless they urgently strengthen defenses against a raft of future disasters, according to a climate change official. “You don’t even need to have a hurricane to get extensive

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