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COVID Cases Among Unvaccinated Continue to Climb on St. Thomas

The number of COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated individuals on St. Thomas continues to climb, with the Department of Health recording 101 new positives between May 21 and 27.
Satellite photo shows Hurricane Jerry passing just to the north of the Leeward Islands. (NOAA photo)

Tuesday Marks Beginning of Hurricane Season: Are You Ready?

Tuesday marks the beginning of hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, a time of nervous anticipation in the U.S. Virgin Islands as residents keep a wary eye on the Atlantic.
Satellite photo from Sept. 3, 2019, shows, from left, Fernand, Doian and Gabrielle. (Photo from NOAA)

NOAA: 13 to 20 Named Storms Expected this Hurricane Season

Buckle up – conditions are ripe for an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, with 13 to 20 named storms, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
The view is about all that remains of this home on St. Thomas’ Northside, post Hurricane Irma. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Meteorologist: Forget Predictions, Just be Prepared for Hurricane Season

It’s that time of year again -- the impending start of hurricane season, when everyone becomes a meteorologist, and the bane of Ernesto Morales’ existence.
Workers repair the roof of the Cyril E. King Airport. (VIPA photo)

VIPA Property Repairs from 2017 Storm Damage Nearly Completed

Repairs to V.I. Port Authority property caused by the 2017 hurricanes is scheduled to be completed in February, the VIPA board of directors learned at a Monday meeting.
weather cone map Trop Depression 20 NHC

Growing Tropical Weather System Likely to Pass Well North of USVI

Tropical Depression 20, is expected to strengthen in the next few days and reach hurricane status within four to five days, the National Hurricane Center reported Sunday evening.

Storm System About to Leave Africa May Have a Date with the Islands

While tropical storms Paulette and Rene turn north toward the central Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center gave a system that is expected to move off the coast of Africa on Thursday afternoon a high chance of tropical development and suggested it might blow more directly westward, toward the Caribbean.

Tropical Weather Churning in Atlantic as Season Nears Its Peak

A tropical depression is likely to develop from a low-pressure system designated Invest 99-L crossing the eastern Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center reported Sunday.

Sandbag Distribution Ends Friday as TD 13 Approaches

In an update on the movement of Tropical Depression 13, V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency Director Daryl Jaschen said the system is moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour, which will put it near or north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Friday night into Saturday.

Coast Guard Anticipates Closing Ports at 8 a.m. Friday

The U.S. Coast Guard declared Port Condition Yankee for the U.S.Virgin islands and Puerto Rico Thursday afternoon, and expects to declare Port Condition Zulu at 8 a.m. Friday, closing the port in anticipation of a near pass by Tropical Depression 13.

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