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FEMA Urges Virgin Islands Residents to Update Emergency Plans as Hurricane Season Begins

  • Staff Consortium
  • June 12, 2024

With the Atlantic hurricane season now underway, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is calling on residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands to prepare for an expected above-normal season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has forecasted between 17 and 25 named storms for 2024, highlighting the critical need for preparedness in the region. FEMA emphasized the importance of updating emergency communications plans, a key step in ensuring safety and minimizing the stress associated with the onset of tropical weather systems. Residents are encouraged to review and revise their plans, ensuring all family members are familiar with the steps to take should a storm threaten the area. Key recommendations from FEMA include: Plan Review and Update: Revisit your family’s emergency plan. Discuss and update the details, especially with changes that might have occurred over the past year. Ensure every family member understands what to do in case of an emergency. Commun...