The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its federal partners continue to support the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and local community efforts to protect the life and safety of those in areas impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Brig. Gen. Deborah Y. Howell, adjutant general of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING), will host a Day of Service and Celebration of VING’s 44th birthday throughout the territory on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Amateur Radio Operators located at the Virgin Islands Territory Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) are utilizing the 60M Radio Band/CH2 (5346.5 USB) to coordinate emergency communications in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Hurricanes can cause dangerous and destructive high winds, flooding, heavy rain and storm surges. The following points can keep a family safe after a hurricane has made landfall, according to the Center for Disease Control.