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UVI Classes Cancelled in Anticipation of Tropical Storm

All UVI classes beginning at 4 p.m. today are cancelled until further notice. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Virgin Islands, with gusting winds between 35 and 60 mph and between 5 and 10 inches of rain. Tropical storm Omar is projected to last through Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

All UVI personnel should protect their individual work spaces in accordance with the Hurricane Season Preparedness Brief for protection from wind and water damage. The University offices will officially close Wednesday Oct. 15th, at mid-day. Essential UVI personnel are asked to report to work Wednesday morning to ensure that all campus areas have been secured.

Local students on St. Thomas who live in campus housing are urged to return to their family homes on St. Thomas today. Local students on St. Croix who live in campus housing are urged to return to their family homes on St. Croix today. Transportation between islands will not be possible.

All members of the UVI community are asked to be cautious and safe during this storm.

Please monitor radio broadcasts and the UVI emergency hotlines for information about resuming normal University operations. The hotline numbers are 693-1016 on St. Thomas and 692-4168 on St. Croix.