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Department of Public Works is Prepared to Distribute Sandbags Ahead of Invest 96L

August 2, 2019

St. Croix, VI – The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) is prepared to distribute sandbags ahead of the possible impacts of the disorganized storm system, Invest 96L, and for the remainder of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Based on the forthcoming forecast that will be issued by the National Weather Service – San Juan on Monday, August 5th, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and DPW will assess the need to issue sandbags to the community. More information, to include territory-wide locations and collection times for sandbag distribution will be provided at that time.

Residents are encouraged to continue to make preparations for the duration of the hurricane season which concludes on November 30th.