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WAPA Chief Operating Officer Clinton Hedrington. (File photo by Barry Leerdman, V.I. Legislature)

WAPA Fares Well During Tropical Storm; Line Department Crews Address Service Interruptions

Customers who are experiencing either an electrical or potable water outage and have not already reported the service interruption to WAPA are asked to do so. Customers can call either 774-3552 or 773-2250, select option 4.

President Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for USVI

President Donald J. Trump has approved Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s request for an emergency disaster declaration for the weather system that moved through the territory on Wednesday, July 29.

V. I. Housing Authority Suspends In-Person Contact to Stem COVID-19 Spread

All in-person appointments, including routine repairs, will be on hold through Aug. 14. Non-essential repairs will in most cases be postponed.
Sewage seeps out of a manhole near Pond Mouth and flows to Enighed Pond and the nearby open ocean. (Photo provided by Sylvia Kudirka)

VIWMA Advises Community of Potential Sewer System Storm Surge, Overflowing Manholes

Due to inclement weather, the sewer collection system may experience a large inflow of stormwater that may cause overflows in low lying areas.

DPNR Releases Tropical Storm Advisory on Environmental Protection

DPNR advises the public to refrain from using the coastal waters throughout the territory until further notification.

DPNR Gives Storm Preparation Guidelines for Boaters in Territory

All boaters should begin to make the necessary preparations for the approaching tropical storm. Boaters are advised to plan or relocate to the havens listed.

DPNR to Enforce New Anchoring Guidelines Within USVI Waters

All transient vessels anchored within U.S. Virgin Islands waters must observe the following anchoring guidelines in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library on St. Thomas. (Source file photo)

DPNR Reopens Public Libraries and Historic Forts

The V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources has announced the reopening of the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library on St. Thomas and the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped on St. Croix.

90 Percent of Board of Education Student Loans are Delinquent, Senators Learn

Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressed sharp disapproval of the V.I. Board of Education's student loan collection efforts after learning that 90 percent of such loans are delinquent.
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR: Special Wind Region Maps Now Available Online

The USVI Special Wind Region design wind speed maps have been developed to evaluate the wind speeds that consider topographic effects for use as a simplified method to determine wind loads and pressures on a building or structure.

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