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Department of Public Works to Issue Sandbags ahead of Tropical Storm Karen

September 22, 2019

St. Croix, VI – The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works will distribute sandbags tomorrow, September 23rd which will allow residents an opportunity to safely prepare homes ahead of Tropical Storm Karen.

Distribution locations are:

St. Croix

  • Department of Public Works, Anna’s Hope
  • Department of Public Works, Mars Hill
  • Grove Place Fire Station
  • Cotton Valley Fire Station

St. Thomas

  • Department of Public Works, Subbase
  • Tutu Fire Station

St. John

  • Department of Public Works, Susannaberg

Schedule for distribution:

  • Public Works locations - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fire stations - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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