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CHRISTIANSTED — Hurricane Sam continued to feed on warm water as a powerful Category 3 storm with some partners likely to join it in the Atlantic basin in the form of three other disturbances. The seventh hurricane of the year has maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and is stumbling

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Tropical Storm Grace left minimal damage SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan has set Port Condition FOUR in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reopening the area’s maritime ports, following the passing of Tropical Storm Grace near the islands. Now a tropical depression,

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SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Grace formed to the east of the Leeward Islands this morning and continues to move west towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Grace has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving west. Impacts to the Leeward Islands will begin as early

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the community to be prepared for the passing of Tropical Storm Grace, expected to impact the territory on Sunday. You are asked to stay off the road except for medical emergencies. If you must be on the roadways, drive with caution.

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KINGSHILL — Merlinda Philomene has been named Deputy Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) effective Monday – August 16, 2021. Philomene started her career in government at the Office of Collective Bargaining, then served at the Department of Education; prior

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Top territorial and federal officials gathered recently on St. Thomas to see how the federal government could better help the territory in a disaster. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II Acting Administrator Thomas Fargione met with Gov. Albert Bryan and other leaders during the monthly Emergency

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan met at Government House in St. Croix on Friday with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell, who was sworn-in in April by Congress following President Biden’s nomination to the position. The Governor congratulated Administrator Criswell on her new position and told her he is looking

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CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay has suspended production and residents of Enfield Green in Frederiksted are being asked to disconnect their cisterns after the refinery sprayed more oil over homes, rendering area water unsafe to drink. New noxious odors began Wednesday around noon, a week after similar gases permeated the west

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Limetree Bay refinery is releasing “light hydrocarbon odors” due to maintenance being conducted on its coker unit, prompting nearby schools to dismiss students two days this week. Three St. Croix schools in Frederiksted closed campuses on Thursday and Friday due to a noxious odor affecting air quality

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a missing 76-year-old man on St. Thomas. Warren A. Thomas is a Black male who stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. He has white hair and and a white beard, brown eyes and a light brown complexion. Thomas

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