Officials on St. Croix have opened a shelter to provide refuge to families whose homes have been ravaged by flood waters caused by the relentless rains.
An emergency meeting held by Territorial Emergency Management Agency Friday evening at about 5 p.m., the decision was made to use the St. Croix Educational Complex as an emergency shelter. The complex is open now and will be until noon Sunday.
Reports from the San Juan weather center prompted the decision, said Elroy Harrison, VITEMA deputy director. The weather service predicted additional rain in St. Croix through Sunday. Clear skies are anticipated by Tuesday.
"We made the decision to open the shelter as a precautionary measure based on the reports from San Juan", said Harrison. "Families whose homes are being affected by the rain and floodwaters are urged to go to the shelter for the night, and in the morning they can return to homes," Harrison said.
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