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UVI Monitors the Approach of Hurricane Danny

Hurricane Danny graphic.

The University of the Virgin Islands is monitoring the weather as Hurricane Danny approaches the Virgin Islands.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. advisory, Hurricane Danny is now a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The maximum winds are estimated to be 115 miles per hour with higher gusts. No additional intensification is expected, as Danny is moving into an area of unfavorable upper-level winds, and a weakening trend is expected to begin later today. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. However, the National Hurricane Center has begun advising interests in the Leeward Islands – the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles chain from Puerto Rico southward to Dominica – to monitor the progress of Danny.

UVI is expected to open on Monday, Aug. 24, for normal hours of operations. The UVI Community is asked to be vigilant and monitor all forms of communication. UVI status updates will be available in the Current StudentsCurrent Employees and News sections of the UVI website Status updates will also be available on social media: and; and campus hotlines: (340) 692-4168 and (340) 693-1016.

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’s Rave emergency notification system, which is used to share critical information via text messages and e-mail. Participants simply add their cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses to the “Personal Information” page in UVI’s BanWeb accounts. Additional instructions on signing up for Rave are available from this direct link.