USVI Storm Strong is a hurricane hazard preparation program that brings together private and public partners to develop long-term, high-impact, community-focused hurricane preparation skills with $500,000 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Environmental Literacy Program (ELP).
"Hurricanes Irma and Maria were devastating storms that fundamentally changed our community. But, they also gave us a tremendous opportunity to think about how we can be more prepared for future storms,” said Project Lead, Dr. Kristin Wilson Grimes, University of the Virgin Islands assistant professor in the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies. The USVI Storm Strong Program engages middle- and high-school youth and their families in workshops designed to increase their abilities to be prepared for a major storm. The Program launched in May 2018.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Website-www.uvi.edu/ - and from this direct link.