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(St. John, VI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the St. John Community that effective immediately the Susannaberg Transfer Station will no longer be accepting waste from haulers because the site is being utilized for the management of debris from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Haulers are defined as individuals operating a business for profit whose vehicle/hauling body...
Editor's Note: We received the following letter in response to the "Swift Remediation in Time for New Year at St. John Christian Academy," article. We appreciate the efforts of Ms. Polhemus for her fundraising efforts and her outreach to the St. John Community. We don't want to overlook the work of Kenny Chesney's Love for Love City Group for...
ELECTRIC SYSTEM On St. Croix Tuesday, crews energized areas in the vicinity of the Henry Rohlsen Airport on Feeder 8B as well as on a double circuit Feeder 6A. Removal of storm debris which include downed poles, power lines, transformers and fuses continued into Frederiksted in the Mount Pleasant, William’s Delight and Two Brothers areas. On St. John, crews continued...
PINE PEACE -- It was less than a week after Hurricane Maria scattered relief workers and first responders trying to get St. John back on its feet when a crew of workmen appeared on the roof of a tiny church compound. They came daily with a generator, hammers and drills to put up the roof at St. John Christian Academy....
“Hurricane does blow all skin one color” – Lito Vals, Ole Time Sayings It will be years until a September 6th passes in the Virgin Islands without any special recognition of its significance: the day Hurricane Irma tore through the islands with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts well above 200 mph. For those who missed the storm and are...
Monday night a Hurricane Warning was extended westward to include Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Hurricane Irma was centered as of 11 p.m. AST/EDT about 410 miles (660 km) east of the Leeward Islands, moving toward the west near 13 mph (20mkm/h). The general motion is expected to continue, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest later today. On...
Feature for St. John Tradewinds and St. John Source. In spite of morning showers, 42 children and adults leaped into the water at Maho Bay on Sunday, September 3, as part of the Love City Triathlon and Aquathlon.Now in its 18 Now in its 18th year, the triathlon organized by the St. John Landsharks attracted 14 athletes who completed a .5-mile...
Major Hurricane Irma is centered as of 5 a.m. AST/EDT over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean about 625 miles (1010 km) east of the Leeward Islands. It is moving toward the west-southwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a turn toward the west is expected later today, followed by a west-northwestward turn late Tuesday. On the forecast track, the...
While we soak up the sun and worry about hurricanes homes in the US are getting smarter and smarter. Some of the new tech gizmo’s can work well for the homes here on the island. There are systems that will monitor your cistern and also notify you when it gets low and it's time to order water. Or you can turn...
Sunday, Sept. 3, 5 am, NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center - Hurricane Irma's strength continues to fluctuate and is now back to a major hurricane. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts - a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening through Monday night is forecast. Hurricane-force winds...
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