Mapp Finally Reveals Percentage Of The Territory That Has Electricity Five Weeks After Maria: STT is 32%, STJ is 25% and STX is 15%
HELPING HAND: Gov. Kenneth Mapp shakes hands with Jason Botel, the U.S. Department of Education’s Acting and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, at Government House. CHRISTIANSTED — About a third of the power on the island of St. Thomas has been restored, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday.
Broad Area Of Low Pressure Now Called ‘Wrong Way’ Invest 93L And Could Develop Into A Tropical Storm This Week
MIAMI — A broad area of low pressure in the western Caribbean could develop into a tropical depression or storm this week, but will first soak parts of Central America with locally heavy rain. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has highlighted a portion of the western Caribbean for a medium
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CANE BAY CARES: Cane Bay Partners Founders David Johnson and Kirk Chewning. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The first phase of Operation Cane Bay Cares St. Croix Hurricane Relief Drive has kicked off successfully with 36 community groups receiving a generator and thousands of residents receiving water bottles between Oct. 11
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Says Puerto Rico Will Not Get Power Before Christmas As The Governor Has Promised
[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s hope to have power restored to 95 percent of the island before Christmas is unrealistic given the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, according to the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite said having half the island
‘Wrong-Way’ Tropical Disturbance Has Only A 40 Percent Chance To Affect Our Region In The Next Five Days, NHC Says
[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — A weather disturbance in the western Caribbean that has the potential to develop is another sign that hurricane season has not yet ended. The disturbance is expected to become a broad area of low pressure that may develop into a tropical cyclone during the next five
DPNR Tells Boat Owners To Remove Their Sunken Vessels From Island Waterways … Or They Will Do It For Them
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources wants boat owners to move their sunken boats out of the territory’s ports and waterways — or DPNR will move it for them. DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry said her department is working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and the
[ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — If all goes well, people on St. John could have power restored next week for the first time since a pair of devastating Category 5 hurricanes struck in September, the quasi-governmental authority told NPR. “Portions of St. John are scheduled to be restored by the
DPNR BEACH ADVISORY: Five Beaches In The Territory Are Not Safe And Should Be Avoided: Three In St. Croix and Two In St. Thomas
[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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
Mapp Says The Biggest Issue Facing The Territory After The Hurricanes Is The Prospect of Businesses Price Gouging … And Urged Consumers To Stay Alert
CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp changed the curfew for U.S. Virgin Islands to 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, just as the territory learned from FEMA said that 16 percent of St. Thomas was connected to electricity and 1.6 percent of St. Croix had power as of Oct. 18.