viNGN Disaster Preparedness Page

When it comes to Disaster Preparedness, the Hurricane Season (June 1st to November 30th) commands a lot of our attention. However, it is not only storms that interrupt life and business. On any given day, you could find yourself in need of a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP).

Events that can affect your home or business: power outages, civic disturbances, tsunamis, earthquakes, tropical storms, flooding, fuel leaks, network intrusions, broken communication lines, fires, and equipment failures.

A key part of every recovery plan is backing up your files. To learn more, visit the World Backup Day page, and take the pledge to secure your business and personal data!

We hope you will find these 6 tips useful as you create your own Disaster Recovery Plan:

  1. Create a Plan that anticipates a variety of events that can disrupt your routines, life and business.
  2. Assign Roles to each person. Everyone should feel involved.
  3. Practice Drills so everyone will know what to do first and next.
  4. Take Action right away by activating the Disaster Recovery Plan when needed.
  5. Allow Self-Care so you can cope during times of increased stress.
  6. Lessons Learned once you review your response to make you stronger!

Download all 6 tips included in Disaster Recovery – 6 Keys to Navigating the Unexpected (PDF) and access even more resources below!

 

STANDBY MODE:
We are not tracking any systems
For the most current information, please visit the National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov

Official USVI Disaster Resources

EMERGENCY

Land Line Calls:
Dial 911

Cellular Phone Calls::
– St. Croix:
(340) 772-9111
– St. Thomas / St. John:
(340) 776-9110

US Virgin Islands Radio Stations

  • WDHP 1620 AM
  • WGOD 98 FM
  • WJKC 95.1 FM
  • WLDV 107.9 FM
  • WMNG 104.9 FM
  • WMYP 98.3 (Latino)
  • WRRA 1290 AM
  • WSTA 1340 AM
  • WSTX 970 AM
  • WTJX 93.1 FM
  • WVIQ 99.5 FM
  • WVVI 93.5 FM
  • WVWI 1000 AM

This list is not intended to be exhaustive. You may search the web to find more USVI Radio Stations or visit Wikipedia.

USVI PORTS
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2019 Hurricane Season Shelters 
(Courtesy of USVI Department of Human Services)

Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner-nominee Kimberley Causey-Gomez has identified shelters for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.

Residents are advised to use shelters in closest proximity to their homes. DHS will provide related updates and provide notice to the public approximately 48 hours in advance regarding shelter openings territory-wide.

St. Thomas –
Department of Human Services Head Start Center, Sugar Estate
Lockhart Elementary School, 41 Estate Thomas

St. Croix –
Department of Human Services Head Start Center, Mars Hill, Frederiksted
St. Croix Educational Complex, 5A&C VICorp (across from the University of the Virgin Islands)

St. John –
Calabash Boom Community Center

Water Island –
Water Island Fire Station

Website: www.dhs.gov.vi

 

Notification Systems
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USVI Television Stations

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Visit USVI cable provider Viya for a listing of all available television stations, or consult your satellite guide.

USVI News Outlets