Tag: American Red Cross

Police Need Suspects In The Killings Of Odonnie Heywood And Jahny Ledesma

SUNNY ISLE — Police want your help to find suspects in the slaying of two teenagers near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on Monday night. The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of three male gunshot victims at the Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center, brought in by private vehicle at 9:17 p.m. Monday, […]

2 Dead Teenagers Found In Sedan After 4 Shot Near Sunny Isle Shopping Center

SUNNY ISLE — Four males were shot and two 17-year-old teenagers died after a series of shootings near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on Monday night. Virgin Islands police responded to the area near the American Red Cross building in Castle Coakley for a reported shooting shortly after 9:00 p.m. Two of the four people […]

Firefighters Respond To 3-Alarm Fire That Drove Ruby M. Rouse Resident From Home

CHRISTIANSTED — Firefighters on St. Croix responded to three-alarm fire near Watergut on Tuesday morning, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched Virgin Islands Fire Service personnel from the Herbert L. Canegata Fire Station (Richmond) to a reported structure fire at the Ruby M. Rouse Housing Community about 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, Government House said. […]

American Red Cross Needs Local Volunteers During Active Hurricane Season

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The American Red Cross of the Virgin Islands is seeking volunteers to assist during this year’s active hurricane season in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In late July, the tropical system that became Hurricane Isaias passed over the territory as the ninth named storm of the season — the earliest on record. As […]

USVI Residents Must ‘Shelter In Place’ If A Hurricane Strikes Because Of Social Distancing Requirements

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands sheltering capacity will be “limited” at the start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season due to American Red Cross physical distancing requirements brought about by the advent of COVID-19 in December, authorities said. The territory’s lead emergency agencies said this weekend they are coordinating their efforts to react […]

Old People To Learn Importance Of Avoiding Falls In Free St. Croix Class

CHRISTIANSTED — People of all ages experience a fall from time to time, but as we get older, the results of a fall pose a serious health risk to people. Falls are a leading cause of injury for older adults. The St. Croix Senior Collaborative is offering classes called “A Matter of Balance” to residents 60 or […]

Some 531 Emergency Patients Were Airlifted From The Territory To The Mainland After Irma and Maria … Where Are They Now?

CHAMBLEE, Ga.  — Juanita Edwards’s children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her here on St. Croix. The Big Island’s air would be salty and familiar: Before the monster storms of 2017, she had never left the region. But if she went home now, she would quickly die. Edwards, 84, requires regular treatment for kidney failure, […]

Wisconsin Sends Its Top Disaster Official To St. Thomas For Hurricane Recovery ‘Because It Will Get Full Power First’

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Wisconsin Red Cross is sending its top disaster official to assist with relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit. Marytha “Crazy Eyes” Blanchard will spend three weeks in St. Thomas distributing emergency supplies, reuniting families and providing hurricane victims with food and shelter. She […]

Mapp Says Schools Will Be The Priority For Electrical Restoration After Hospitals, Towns And Airports

DEMOLISHED! John H. Woodson Junior High School near Mon Bijou on St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED — “Getting school open was a big step in the direction towards some sense of normalcy,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp told reporters Tuesday at Government House in St. Croix. While all schools were not ready to open, more than 270 teachers and […]

RECOVERY TIMES: Virgin Islanders Have Dug Out Since Hurricane Maria, But The Government Still Leaves Debris In The Middle Of Main Roads

[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Tired, frustrated but upbeat. That’s how Clinton Brown of Chicago described residents on St. Croix. Brown is working as an American Red Cross volunteer here, helping after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. “People on the island are upbeat despite their hardship,” Brown wrote in one of several email exchanges. Email is the […]