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UVI Monitors the Approach of Tropical Storm Fiona - University Community Encouraged to Prepare

Image of Tropical storm Fiona Displayed on the University's Emergency Page

The University of the Virgin Islands continues to monitor Tropical Storm Fiona According to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. advisory, TS Fiona is located at 16.6 north and 53.6 west with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. Its present movement is 13 miles per hour. There are no watches or warnings in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands at this time. 

The University community is urged to secure their homes and offices for a possible weather event.   

 

Emergency Operations Area Representatives Meeting 

Emergency Operations Area Representatives are invited to a meeting planned at 2 p.m. today on  MicrosoftTeams.See this link. The UVI community is urged to check in with your area representatives for updates, but other members of the University are also invited to the 2 p.m. briefing.    

As the University prepares its campuses for the possible impact of TS Fiona, UVI students who live on island are encouraged to make plans to take shelter at home, should the University cancel classes.  

UVI will continue to monitor the system and provide an update on Friday, Sept. 16, in the morning hours.   

Please continue to monitor University communications. Status updates will be available on the homepage of the UVI website, www.uvi.edu and on social media: www.facebook.com/uvi.edu, twitter.com/uvi_edu and instagram.com/uvi_edu. 

All UVI students and employees are encouraged to sign-up for UVI Bucs Alert emergency notification system, 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. 

Contact the Public Relations Office at (340) 693-1059 or at pr@uvi.edu if you have any questions. 

 

 

For more information, contact pr@uvi.edu.