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Department of Public Works to Issue Sandbags, Curfew Activated Territory-Wide

August 28, 2019

St. Croix, VI – The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works will distribute sandbags to the community from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today which will allow residents an opportunity to safely prepare homes ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian.

A territory-wide curfew has been established by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and is in effect from 12 p.m. today, August 28, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, August 29.

Distribution locations are:

St. Croix

  • Department of Public Works, Annas Hope
  • Department of Public Works, Mars Hill
  • Grove Place Fire Station
  • Cotton Valley Fire Station

St. Thomas

  • Department of Public Works, Subbase

St. John

  • Department of Public Works, Susannaberg

Residents are limited to up to ten (10) bags per household; this will allow all residents requiring sandbags to be serviced. Pre-filled sandbags are available for elderly and people with disabilities, access and functional needs.

U.S. Virgin Islands residents are encouraged to continue to prepare for the duration of the hurricane season which concludes on November 30.

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