Nov. 17, 2003 – Public Works crews were to begin the cleanup of heavy flood-related debris in downtown Christiansted at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, according to a release from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
And then, beginning at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Fire Service trucks are to wash down the roads in the downtown area.
Lt. Gov. Vargrave Richards said on Monday in a release that the first priority in the aftermath of more than a week of heavy rains and flooding "is the cleanup."
Richards met on Monday with agency heads and local business representatives "to ensure a coordinated effort in addressing the aftermath of recent downpours which caused extensive flooding and related damage on St. Croix, particularly in downtown areas of Christiansted," the release stated.
It was decided to replace a missing manhole cover on King Cross Street near the Holger Danske Hotel and the municipal parking lot with a steel plate that allows for drainage. "The street is now open to traffic," the release stated.
Robert Moorehead, Public Works assistant commissioner, asked that anyone with knowledge of other manholes missing covers report their location to his department by calling 773-1290.
Those taking part in Monday's meeting with Richards also included representatives of the Police Department, Fire Service, Planning and Natural Resources Department, Christiansted Restaurant and Retail Association, Water and Power Authority and the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency, the release stated.
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