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DHS Releases Shelter for 2019 Hurricane Season

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS—Human Services Commissioner Nominee Kimberley
Causey-Gomez announced that her department has completed 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.

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, you 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:
ST. CROIX
 Human Services’ Frederiksted Head Start Center in Mars Hill
 St. Croix Educational Complex
 D.C. Canegata Community Center
ST. THOMAS
 Human Services’ Knud Hansen – STRIVE Center
 Human Services’ Sugar Estate Head Start Center
 Lockhart Elementary School
 Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
ST. JOHN
 Calabash Boom Community Center
 Julius Sprauve School
WATER ISLAND
 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.

Be Safe and Good Luck Everybody-SOTTVI