Hurricane Tammy Path

University Community Encouraged to Secure Work Areas

The University of the Virgin Islands continues to monitor Hurricane Tammy.  According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory, Hurricane Tammy has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through this afternoon.  A turn toward the northwest is anticipated by Friday evening, followed by a north-northwestward and northward turn Saturday night through Sunday night.  

 The center of Hurricane Tammy is forecasted to move near or over portions of the Leeward Islands on Friday night and on Saturday, and then move north of the northern Leeward Islands on Sunday, Oct. 22. There are no watches or warnings in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands at this time. 

Out of an abundance of caution, the University community is urged to secure their offices before leaving work at the end of the business day today and to continue to pay close attention to Hurricane Tammy.  

 Visit UVI’s Emergency Preparedness  webpage for University emergency updates, links to the University’s preparedness plan and helpful sites for storm preparation and monitoring. A link to the page can be found on the footer of UVI’s homepage ( For helpful tips to prepare for storms visit the National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness plan.  

Please continue to monitor University communications. Status updates will be available on the homepage of the UVI website, and on social media:, and  To reach our campus hotline numbers call (340) 693-1016 for St. Thomas and (340) 692-4168 for St. Croix.  

All UVI students and employees are encouraged to sign-up for UVI Bucs Alert emergency notification system, which is used to share critical information via text messages and e-mail. Participants can simply add their cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses to the “Personal Information” page in UVI’s BanWeb account. 

Contact the Public Relations Office at (340) 693-1059 or at if you have any questions. 

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