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TOWN MEETINGS TO GATHER FLOODING INFORMATION

Public meetings to gather information from island residents on hazardous flooding conditions in the territory will be held in the evening Wednesday on St. Thomas, Thursday on St. John and Friday on St. Croix. Findings will be incorporated into a report being prepared by Island Resources Foundation for the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency.
The report will summarize existing conditions and available research data and make recommendations for developing flood hazard mitigations programs in the Virgin Islands.
The objectives of the programs are twofold, according to Island Resources manager Bruce Potter:
– To reduce and prevent loss of life, personal injury, and economic and property damage due to flooding; and
– To integrate effective flood hazard mitigation activities and controls within the V.I. government's land-use and natural resources-management programs.
Those who have experienced serious flooding conditions in the islands are encouraged to attend the meetings. Col. J.P. Walker, VITEMA state director, described the data-gathering effort as "valuable and long-overdue." He urged those who have personal knowledge of flooding conditions to "attend these meetings and share their insightful and valuable information."
The St. Thomas meeting will take place Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Vitema offices in the AQ Building across from Nisky Center.
The St. John session will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Legislature Building conference room in Cruz Bay.
The St. Croix meeting will be on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Education Department Curriculum Center.
At all three meetings, the Island Resources Foundation will present a summary of its findings to date and take testimony. Those wishing to present information are asked to telephone 775-6225 or e-mail bpotter@irf.org.

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Public meetings to gather information from island residents on hazardous flooding conditions in the territory will be held in the evening Wednesday on St. Thomas, Thursday on St. John and Friday on St. Croix. Findings will be incorporated into a report being prepared by Island Resources Foundation for the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency.
The report will summarize existing conditions and available research data and make recommendations for developing flood hazard mitigations programs in the Virgin Islands.
The objectives of the programs are twofold, according to Island Resources manager Bruce Potter:
– To reduce and prevent loss of life, personal injury, and economic and property damage due to flooding; and
– To integrate effective flood hazard mitigation activities and controls within the V.I. government's land-use and natural resources-management programs.
Those who have experienced serious flooding conditions in the islands are encouraged to attend the meetings. Col. J.P. Walker, VITEMA state director, described the data-gathering effort as "valuable and long-overdue." He urged those who have personal knowledge of flooding conditions to "attend these meetings and share their insightful and valuable information."
The St. Thomas meeting will take place Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Vitema offices in the AQ Building across from Nisky Center.
The St. John session will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Legislature Building conference room in Cruz Bay.
The St. Croix meeting will be on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Education Department Curriculum Center.
At all three meetings, the Island Resources Foundation will present a summary of its findings to date and take testimony. Those wishing to present information are asked to telephone 775-6225 or e-mail bpotter@irf.org.