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UVI Holds Hurricane Preparedness Meeting; Releases 2013 Emergency Preparedness Plan

UVI’s Emergency Management Committee conducted its annual Hurricane Preparedness kick-off meeting and training session on Friday, June 28. Committee members, Emergency Preparedness Disaster Team Leaders, Emergency Operations Area Representatives and Strategic Level Policy Group members on St. Croix and St. Thomas attended. They were presented with an overview of the current hurricane season and reviewed and discussed the 2013 UVI Emergency Preparedness Plan.

The plan – Emergency Preparedness Plan: A Focus on Hurricane Preparedness” – was updated following the meeting and is now available for reference during the 2013 hurricane season. The 40-page plan has been posted to the UVI website – – and is available from this direct link 2013 Hurricane Season Plan. Links to the plan are also featured on the website’s “About UVI” and “Emergency Preparedness” pages.

All Emergency Preparedness Disaster Team members and Area Representatives (names are listed in the plan) are strongly encouraged to set-up and conduct preparedness meetings with their teams in the next few weeks. Members of the Emergency Management Committee will be available to join these meetings to provide orientation or training regarding each team’s responsibilities. Additional training presentations will be available for your use.