Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter confirmed Thursday morning there is still a 24 hour curfew on St. Croix and St. Thomas today. "It will be adjusted at least for St. Thomas later today," Potter said in a text message.
Hurricane Maria now has largely moved on from blasting the U.S. Virgin Islands, and initial reports from people on the ground indicate large numbers of roofs have been blown off all over St. Croix and debris covers the streets.
As darkness fell across the Virgin Islands Tuesday, it was accompanied by the howling winds and lashing rain of Hurricane Maria, which reached the territory as " an extremely dangerous category five hurricane."
Hurricane Maria has moved west of it's projected path somewhat and is now projected to pass 10 to 20 miles south of St. Croix, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said in a 5:15 p.m. Tuesday statement from Government House on St. Croix.
Hurricane Maria's eye wall is projected to pass over the southwest quadrant of St. Croix, meaning the island will experience the highest possible wind levels from the Category 5 hurricane and the southwest shore may see a massive storm surge.