Posts Tagged ‘Plan Hurricanes’

Hurricane Maria Relief and Recovery Effort

Hurricane Maria Relief and Recovery Effort

Only two weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated St. John and St. Thomas, Hurricane Maria hit St. Croix in the early hours of September 20th as a Category 5 hurricane. While two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes have rocked the US Virgin Islands, we want our readers to know that we are a community of strong and…

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‘Hurricane Warning’ Preparedness

Remembering Hurricane Hugo

St. Croix has survived several major hurricanes, including Category 5 Hurricane Maria in 2017 and Hurricane Hugo in 1989. In the event of another major storm, we want to make sure everyone knows what to do to when a Hurricane Warning is issued. What does it mean when the U.S. Virgin Islands officially goes into a ‘Hurricane…

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Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Hurricane Irma Relief

On September 6, 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Irma came through the Caribbean and wreaked havoc on the Virgin Islands, along with several of our neighboring Northern Leeward islands. In this time of crisis, however, the island community has pulled together miraculous relief efforts that began the day after Hurricane Irma hit. Since social media has been…

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Remembering Hurricane Hugo

Remembering Hurricane Hugo

September 17th of 2014 marked 25 years since Hurricane Hugo paid a visit to St. Croix.  There are thousands of St. Croix residents, past and present, who lived through the harrowing experience that is now known as “HUGO”. Back in September 1989, Hurricane Hugo swept through the territory with 200 mile per hour winds, destroying…

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Prepare for Hurricane Season

Blog - Prepare for Hurricane Season

As hurricane season closes in on St. Croix, we are reminded of the importance of hurricane preparedness here on St. Croix. While technology has made forecasting tropical storms and hurricanes more accurate, they can still be unpredictable.  With extremely high winds and heavy rains, these storms often cause flooding, property damage, and sometimes even loss of…

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