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CHRISTIANSTED — After experiencing very heavy rainfall in a short period of time due to the passing of Tropical Storm Laura, the storm water handling pumps at the Limetree Bay Refinery failed early this morning, the South Shore refinery said in a prepared statement. This resulted in an overflow from

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) is announcing that sandbags and sand will be distributed territory-wide on Thursday August 13. The bags will also be made available to residents whose property is susceptible to flooding on Tuesday August 18. “Normally, we issue sandbags and sand only

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. urged residents to stay vigilant and prepare for the weather system approaching the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico that is expected to become a tropical storm at some point today. “I know that this is an incredibly

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly press briefing this afternoon, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. made a number of announcements, including the activation of the Department of Tourism online portal for passengers arriving in the territory; noting the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)l nominating two prosecutors for the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said it is closely monitoring Invest 92-L, a tropical wave in the central tropical Atlantic, for possible development over the next few days. According to the National Hurricane Center, the broad area of low pressure is producing a wide area

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CHRISTIANSTED — Daryl Jaschen, Director of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), is encouraging the public to take time now to make sure they are ready for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The season is heading into its peak, from August to October, when the frequency of storms

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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

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said that there has been a third death from the novel cororavirus in the territory. A text alert from VITEMA at 9:02 a.m. today said that the death had occurred in the U.S. Virgin Islands but made no mention

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A dark-colored vehicle traveling west on Moravian Highway in the vicinity of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency headquarters hit a pedestrian who was crossing the roadway heading north about 8:29 p.m. Friday. The pedestrian, identified by next of kin as 55-year-old Rodney George, was transported

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating to see if a faulty engine or pilot error is the reason a Sea Flight commuter plane crash landed just minutes after takeoff from the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas. Sea Flight #394SF with seven passengers and one

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