September 20, 2017 10:49 am Last modified: 4:47 am

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Three Storms in Two Weeks, but Coral Bay Residents Say They’ll Stay

Officials from the Coast Guard, FEMA, and a local community group got few takers Monday when they asked residents in Coral Bay, St. John to board a vessel headed to Puerto Rico.
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Shelters Now Open for Hurricane Maria, Curfew Set For 10 A.M. Tuesday

Everyone who had their home damaged in Hurricane Irma or who does not have a safe place to stay during Hurricane Maria is urged to come to a shelter as early as possible.
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Coast Guard Evacuates Some Coral Bay Residents in Face of Onrushing Maria

The U.S. Coast Guard began evacuating residents from Coral Bay Monday morning, according to the Federal Emergency Management, as a hurricane warning was issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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V.I. Abruptly Shifts from Recovery to Taking Shelter

Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s daily press briefings took a brutal turn over the weekend. Friday the news was all about the Hurricane Irma recovery effort. By Sunday, it was all about a potential hit this week from Hurricane Maria.
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Storms Change Plans for Pride Week

Organizers of St. Croix Pride Week had ambitious plans this year, but the passage of Hurricane Irma, with Hurricane Maria due this week, they have had to scramble to cancel some events and reschedule, others, then reschedule again.
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Maria Now a Hurricane, Still Heading Toward V.I.

Maria is now a hurricane, and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Sunday it could be near major hurricane intensity when it affects portions of the Virgin Islands and Leeward Islands over the next few days.
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Governor Says Territory Must Prepare for Maria

About the worst news the U.S. Virgin Islands could receive at this time is that another storm is headed its way, but that is exactly the news that Gov. Kenneth Mapp gave at his 5 p.m. news conference on Saturday.
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This home lost a big portion of its roof in the storm. (Love City Strong)

St. Johnians Warily Eyeing New Storms

The picture has really changed in St. John as of Saturday and not in a good way as the island's storm-battered residents anticipate more bad weather.
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Tropical Storm Maria Likely to be Cat 3 When it Reaches Islands

The weather disturbance bearing down on the Virgin Islands strengthened into Tropical Storm Maria Saturday afternoon and may be a category three hurricane by the time it reached the territory Wednesday.
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Coastweeks Kickoff on St. Croix

Coastweeks got off to a good start with 2 beach cleanups on Saturday. At Southgate Coastal Reserve, St. Croix Environmental Association brought together 10 volunteers who picked up 14 bags of trash. At Dorsch Beach the UVI Psychology club, along with other students and professors had
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