Latest Update From the USVI Department of Tourism

*UPDATE* From the Commissioner of Tourism

 

Curfew Information

St. Croix: 24 hours, suspended from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 25

St. Thomas/St. John District: 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily

 

9/25/17 - The latest news release from Government House: http://conta.cc/2fjh2az

 

9/24/17 - The latest news release from Government House: http://conta.cc/2fhv1O6

 

9/22/17 - The latest news release from Government House: http://conta.cc/2fgDNf3

 

9/22/17 - News update from Government House: http://conta.cc/2xjnXv1

 

9/21/17 - Statement #2 from Governor Mapp: http://conta.cc/2xh0bj8

 

9/20/17 - Statement from Governor Mapp: http://conta.cc/2xgRR2R


9/20/17 - The latest news release from the Department of Tourism: http://conta.cc/2xgvU4a

 

Hotel updates will be posted here as we receive them: http://bit.ly/2gOExZw

 

UPDATE 2 - 9/20/17 - Message from the Commissioner of Tourism

Dear Friends and Family:

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we weathered the passage of Hurricane Maria overnight. Based on our preliminary assessments and reports, St. Croix experienced serious hurricane winds and was significantly impacted, and heavy rainfall and flooding affected our Territory. Communications are limited and our teams are in the process of making an assessment of damage to our infrastructure. We are receiving a number of requests about the wellbeing of residents and guests in the Territory, especially on St. Croix. If you have Internet access, please check in here in the comments so your loved ones can know how you are doing. We will be posting additional information as it becomes available on usviupdate.com. We are thankful for life today - let’s continue to support each other as we recover from these weather events.

Beverly

 

Latest news release from Government House: http://conta.cc/2f9zja7

 

UPDATE - 9/20/17 - Message from the Commissioner of Tourism

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. (September 19) forecast, the eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing St. Croix. Maria is moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour, with the eye of the Category 5 storm expected to pass near or over St. Croix within the next couple of hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 175 mph, with higher gusts. It is expected that our islands will experience life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall conditions over the next 24 hours. Please remain sheltered indoors and stay vigilant as the storm passes. We will continue to provide information and updates on this page and at usviupdate.com as they come in. Stay safe, and God bless.

 


 

 

For the Commissioner of Tourism's previous updates, please click here: http://bit.ly/2wPLHXr

Previous Updates

Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:16am
  Curfew Information St. Croix: 24 hours, suspended from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 25
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 2:01pm
  UPDATE   News release from the Department of Tourism: http://conta.cc/2x5nufA   From the National Hurricane Center
Posted: Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 6:03pm
September 9, 2017   A Message from the Commissioner of Tourism     Dear Friends and Family:    

Latest Weather Advisories

Airport/Airline Updates

Last updated Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:12pm
Update 9/17/17 

Hotel Updates

Last updated Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:09pm
  Hotel updates will be posted here as we receive them: http://bit.ly/2gOExZw

Cruise/Seaport Updates

No cruise/seaport updates available at this time.

Shelters - Update 9/18/17

From the St. Croix Emergency Operations Center

September 18, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

 

SHELTER LOCATIONS ON ST. THOMAS, ST. JOHN AND ST CROIX


The following shelters are opened on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. This listing is as of Monday, September 18, 2017.

 

ST. THOMAS

· Knud Hansen (Special Needs will be co-located at this shelter)

· Lockhart School

· Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School

 

ST. JOHN

· Bethany Moravian

· Guy Benjamin Elementary School

 

ST. CROIX

· Canegata Recreation Center (opened)

 

The following shelter locations will be opened on St. Croix at 6:00 p. m. today (September 18).  

· St. Croix Educational Complex

· Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged

· Charles Harwood Medical Complex (Special Needs)

Radio Stations

Stay tuned to the following radio stations for hurricane updates:
107.9 FM, 90.7 FM, 93.5 FM, 95.1 FM, 98.3 FM, 99.5 FM, 91.9 FM, 104.9 FM and 1620 AM.