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Community Center / News / Virgin Islands / July 25, 2019

The Department of Human Services announced Thursday the completion of its inspection of the territory’s emergency shelters.

The primary evacuation shelters throughout the territory have been re-inspected by a multi-disciplinary team who are committed to ensuring the safety of Virgin Islands residents, D.H.S. said.

“Primary evacuation shelter openings are incident-specific, and Virgin Islands officials will announce the specific locations of shelters and when they will open in advance of a hurricane,” said D.H.S. Commissioner Nominee Kimberley Causey-Gomez. “Not all shelters will be opened at the same time, so please monitor local radio, television, and social media broadcasts for up-to-date information.”

D.H.S. said primary evacuation shelters are for residents who do not have the opportunity to shelter in place or with family or friends, and who need a safe place to ride out a storm or other emergency. They are for short-term sheltering and no cots or bedding will be in place for the first 72 hours. 

According to D.H.S., before heading to a shelter, there are several things residents should consider. First, determine whether you really need to evacuate. Residents who live in an area susceptible to storm surge or flooding, or live in a manufactured home, may be at greater danger if a storm is approaching. 

Residents who shelter in an primary evacuation shelter should bring their own supplies, such as a chair or bedding, hygiene items, food, water, medicine and important documents.

The territory’s primary evacuation shelters are as follows:


  • Human Services’ Frederiksted Head Start Center in Mars Hill
  • St. Croix Educational Complex
  • D.C. Canegata Community Center


  • Human Services’ Knud Hansen – STRIVE Center
  • Human Services’ Sugar Estate Head Start Center
  • Lockhart Elementary School
  • Ivanna Eudora Kean High School


  • Calabash Boom Community Center
  • Julius Sprauve School


  • Water Island Fire Station

Commissioner Nominee Causey-Gomez reminds residents that safety and preparation are necessary and that they should purchase their storm supplies now.

Staff Consortium

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