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VITEMA Closely Tracking Tropical Storm Kirk

September 26, 2018

St. Croix, VI – The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Kirk for any potential impact it may have on the territory.

“My staff and I are working closely with our partners at the National Weather Service located in San Juan, PR to ensure we receive real-time updates on the progress of Tropical Storm Kirk,” said VITEMA Director, Mona L. Barnes.

As VITEMA continues to coordinate the territory’s preparedness with local and federal partners, we advise residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands to prepare based on your current situation.

  • Create and rehearse Family Disaster Plans that addresses the needs of everyone in the home including pets, the elderly and persons with access and functional needs. Communicate all disaster plans with everyone in your household.
  • Assess your Emergency Supply Kit, ensuring there is enough supplies for up to ten days. We recommend including items such as water, nonperishable foods, first aid kit, medication, battery operated radio, pet food and games for children. Remember to pay close attention to expiration dates and replace items as necessary.
  • Stay informed about weather systems that may impact the territory using credible sources of information. Closely monitor TV and radio stations and receive real-time updates on Alert VI, the Territory’s emergency notification system. You can register for Alert VI here.

“We are still in the peak of the 2018 hurricane season, Virgin Islanders must continue to remain vigilant and prepared,” said Barnes. “VITEMA will continue to track Tropical Storm Kirk’s progress and provide regular updates.”