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VITEMA will join other localities in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami exercise on March 25, 2015. The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the region.

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March 3, 2015
VITEMA to Hold Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program Seminar This Month
VITEMA, this month, will hold a Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Program seminar for government departments and agencies and non-profit organizations interested in applying for federal dollars to offset the costs of eligible mitigation activities.
February 2, 2015
Caribbean-Wide Tsunami Exercise to be Conducted March 25, 2015
The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) will join other localities in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami exercise on March 25, 2015. The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the region.
January 9, 2015
First Responders to Receive Ebola Personal Protective Equipment Training Next Week

VITEMA will provide Ebola response training for first responders Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 12 and 13, at VITEMA Headquarters on St. Thomas and, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 15 and 16, at the Juan Luis Hospital Cardiac Center on St. Croix. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

December 23, 2014
Director’s 2014 Christmas Message

Christmas means something different to each person and family, but everyone appreciates a simple card or a message. As I look back over these past few months, I know that it has been about as full a year as I can remember. But Christmas itself still remains a time for reflection and a focus on hope for the future. VITEMA as all great organizations has times of renewal, moments to take stock before moving on to face the challenges which lie ahead.

December 1, 2014
Director’s Message – end of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

November 30th ends the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Once again, we are grateful that the US Virgin Islands did not experience a hurricane that caused loss of life or damage to property, despite two potential threats from tropical storms Bertha and Gonzalo, which caused loss of life and significant property damage to our Caribbean neighbors. As once cycle ends, the other begins, and so planning remains ongoing for potential all-hazard events.

November 28, 2014
Maritime Tsunami Workshops Reveal New Challenges – What Boaters Should Know

On November 18th and 19th, on St Thomas and St Croix respectively, VITEMA and the Caribbean Tsunami Warning Center sponsored workshops intended to familiarize the maritime community in particularly but also the general public with the most recent understanding of the behavior of tsunamis and how boaters and people working near the sea show respond to imminent threats of tsunamis.

November 7, 2014
Flash Flood Watch Continues through Sunday Afternoon for the US Virgin Islands

The National Weather Service at San Juan has extended the Flash Flood Watch in effect for the US Virgin Islands to Sunday afternoon. A Flash Flood Warning is also in effect until 6:15 p.m. today.

October 30, 2014
NWS in San Juan will launch a new coastal condition forecast: “The Surf Zone Forecast”

In order to achieve our mission of saving lives, the National Weather Service Forecast Office in San Juan will start issuing the Surf Zone Forecast for 15 beaches in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The first issuance of this product will be on November 1st, 2014.

October 29, 2014
FEMA and VITEMA complete St. Croix Airport Site Assessment

Officials from the Virgin Islands Territory Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today, the completion of a site assessment to the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, to determine its readiness to support response air operations during a disaster or emergency event in the Island.

October 14, 2014
Hurricane Watch Discontinued for St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques Hurricane Watch Still in Effect for St. Thomas and St. John Tropical Storm Warning Remains in Effect for All of the US Virgin Islands

The National Hurricane Center has discontinued the Hurricane Watch for St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques. However, the Hurricane Watch remains in effect for St. Thomas and St. John and a Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect for all of the Virgin Islands.

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