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Preparedness Tip of the Week - Enjoy a Safe Easter Holiday

April 17, 2019

Easter holidays in the U.S. Virgin Islands are traditionally celebrated with family, friends and loved ones. Whether your plans include religious events, camping, time spent at the beach or indoors, here are some safety tips to remember.

Secure Your Home. Ensure all external house doors and gates are locked and your windows are closed. Remember to activate your alarm system.

Camp Safety. Bring safe and healthy foods, water and beverages along on your camping trip. Wash hands and surfaces often. Use hand sanitizer if potable water is not available. Apply insect repellant containing DEET to exposed skin.

Sun Safety. To help prevent heat-related illness, drink plenty of alcohol-free and sugar-free fluids. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink fluids. Rest often in shady areas. Protect yourself from too much sun. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, SPF 15 or higher, that protects against both UV-A and UV-B radiation from the sun.

Beach Safety. Never swim alone or while intoxicated. Even in shallow water, pay special attention to children and elderly persons. Young children or inexperienced swimmers should always wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets in and around water.

Do NOT Drink and Drive. Always pay attention to your surroundings and report issues or suspicious activities to the police. If you see something, say something.

Easter Safety Tips