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VITEMA to Wrap Up its Series of Earthquake Preparedness Town Halls on St. John

February 10, 2020

U.S. Virgin Islands – Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) Director, Daryl D. Jaschen in collaboration with the Office of Senator Seven D. Payne Sr. will wrap up a series of territory-wide earthquake preparedness town hall meetings on St. John this week.

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Daryl D. Jaschen hosting the Earthquake Preparedness Town Hall at the UVI Campus on St. Thomas

In response to the increase in seismic activity impacting the island of Puerto Rico, which were also felt in the U.S. Virgin Islands, VITEMA began hosting town hall meetings on St. Croix at the end of January which were continued in St. Thomas and Water Island last week.

“We were happy to see so many residents at our recent meetings held throughout the territory,” said VITEMA Director, Daryl D. Jaschen. “Each town hall meeting has brought us one step closer to building the capacity of our community to prepare for and respond to earthquakes.”

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Daryl D. Jaschen hosting town hall at the STX Ed. Complex

VITEMA staff will be on hand to answer questions and share information on what you can do to prepare your homes, businesses and communities before, during and after an earthquake. Staff will also provide technical assistance with Alert VI, including registration and account maintenance.

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Daryl D. Jaschen showing tsunami maps to attendees of the Town Hall Meeting at the Canegata Rec. Complex on STX

The community is invited to join us at any of the following locations on St. John:

Tuesday, Feb. 11

  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: St. John Legislature

Wednesday, Feb. 12

  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Guy Benjamin Sprung Facility

We look forward to seeing you there!