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Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.

However, there are important differences among potential emergencies that will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. In this section, you can learn more about the potential emergencies that could happen in the Virgin Islands and the appropriate way to respond to them.

Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. 

Key Documents
Territorial Emergency Operations Plan
VITEMA Homeland Security Strategy 2011-2014 PDF
Tsunami Incident Annex 2011 PDF
VIRGIN ISLANDS HAZARDS

Hurricanes

Tsunamis

Floods

Earthquakes

Fires

ALL-HAZARDS
WARNING SYSTEM
As part of VITEMA's continuing efforts to ensure that the Virgin Islands is prepared for any emergency, special warning sirens are being installed throughout the territory. 
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