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UVI Monitors Tropical Storm Isaac - UVI Community Urged to Review Preparedness Plans

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The University of the Virgin Islands continues to monitor all activity associated with Tropical Storm Isaac as it approaches the Leeward Islands.  Both campuses are reviewing the emergency response plans and beginning preparedness activities as necessary.  Information on steps to prepare for inclement weather can be found on UVI’s Emergency Preparedness webpage via this direct link: Emergency Preparedness.  According to NOAA, National Hurricane Center:

8 am Weather Advisory

Location: 15.2N 60.9W

About 25 Miles...40 KM E of Dominica

About 80 Miles...130 KM SSE of Guadeloupe

Maximum Sustained Winds...45 MPH...75 KM/H

Present Movement...W OR 270 Degrees at 21 MPH...33 KM/H

Minimum central pressure…1006 MB…29.71 Inches 

Regardless of what conditions may impact our area in the upcoming days, the university community is asked to be vigilant and monitor all forms of communication and review their personal preparedness plans.  Please consider water, food, medication, emergency kits, flashlights, radios, etc.; as a guide please review UVI’s Emergency Preparedness Manual. In addition, faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to register for the UVI BucsAlert in order to receive emergency alert messages. Simply add your cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the “Personal Information” page in UVI’s BanWeb accounts.