Atlantic Tropical Cyclones & Disturbances

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UVI to Close in Advance of TS Laura

In preparation for the approach of Tropical Storm Laura, the University of the Virgin Islands will close both of its campuses at 4:30 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Tropical Storm Laura is projected to pass between St. Thomas and St. Croix in the early hours on Saturday morning. 

Non-essential employees, who may be on campus, are asked to secure their works stations before leaving for the day. UVI’s Physical Plant has completed all campus preparations for the storm, including closing shutters and placing sandbags by door thresholds. Any employee on campus should remove any items from windows or the floor prior to leaving campus. UVI’s campuses will remain closed until further notice, with only essential employees having access.

Visit the UVI Emergency Preparedness page,, for updates. The UVI community is asked to monitor UVI communications. Status updates will be available on the homepage of the UVI website,, and on social media:,, and

Information on steps to prepare for inclement weather can be found on UVI’s Emergency Preparedness webpage via this direct link:  Emergency Preparedness.   All UVI students and employees are encouraged to sign-up for UVI Bucs Alerts emergency messages, which is used to share critical information via text messages and e-mail. Participants can simply add their cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses to the “Personal Information” page in UVI’s BanWeb accounts.

For more information, contact: Public Relations Office at (340) 693-1057 or at

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Sign up for UVI’s Bucs Alert 

Don’t wait until there is an emergency to sign up to receive critical information via text messages and e-mail. Login into MyCampus and go to the BanWeb section.

Go to the “Personal Information” section and simply add your cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses. This system is used for timely emergency info & notifications. Always be in the know.

Official public notifications are also shared on social media. Follow us on Facebook- ; Twitter and  Instagram 

UVI uses several systems to keep members of the University community informed during emergency situations.

  • sign-up to receive text alertsTelephone Hotlines: 
    • St. Thomas: (340) 693-1016
    • St. Croix: (340) 692-4168

UVI Campus Security Telephone Numbers:

  • St. Croix: on campus call extension 4444    |    off campus call (340) 692-4155
  • St. Thomas: on campus call extension 1530    |    off campus call (340) 693-1530
  • Virgin Islands Emergency Services: 911

Hurricane Season Information

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and ends November 30. 

Students, faculty and staff should monitor radio broadcasts, UVI's emergency hotlines and social media for updates when emergency conditions threaten the campuses. See links to current weather information at right.

Popular Hurricane Season Links

National Hurricane Center

Weather Underground

Weather Channel

Intellicast - St. Croix

Intellicast - St. Thomas

UVI Hurricane Preparedness Manual Detailed information on UVI emergency and hurricane preparedness plans.

VITEMA Updates
Hurricane season and other emergency updates are also available from the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency – VITEMA.