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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, July 23, 2024


American Airlines
American Airlines and American Eagle have altered their Caribbean flight schedules for Tuesday as Hurricane Debby is expected across portions of the Leeward Islands and the Northeastern Caribbean. American Airlines flights to and from St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. Maarten on Tuesday have been canceled.
American Eagle has canceled flights to and from San Juan to Anguilla, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and Tortola. However, morning flights from Barbados, Grenada, Port of Spain, Santo Domingo, St. Lucia and St. Vincent to San Juan will operate normally, but afternoon flights will be canceled.
Customers with reservations for travel to and from the Caribbean are encouraged to call the airline to confirm the status of their flights.
Sandbags available
The Public Works Department announced late Monday afternoon that up to seven sandbags per household would be available for pickup at various locations.
Bags may be picked up at the following sites:
St. Croix — Public Works headquarters, Anna's Hope; Cotton Valley Fire Station, Christiansted; Public Works Frederiksted office, Estate Concordia; Estate Grove Place Fire Station, Frederiksted.
Chase Manhattan
All Chase Manhattan Bank branches will be closed Tuesday, Aug.21. There will also be limited access to Chase ATMS beginning Monday, Aug. 20.
The schedule is as follows:
St. Croix:
Orange Grove Drive-up will remain in service until 5 p.m.
The King Christian Branch ATM and the Kmart ATM will remain in service until 9 p.m.
Chase anticipates that all branches will reopen on Wednesday. Aug. 23, 2000.
Senate Finance Committee chair Lorraine Berry has canceled Tuesday's committee meeting due to the impending storm. The meeting had been called as an ongoing part of the probe into the operation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Berry said it would be rescheduled.
V.I. Housing Authority
Contractors at public housing sites are advised to secure their work sites.
Relatives of elderly and disabled housing residents are asked to check on those persons as they may require special attention during an emergency. Residents of high-rise buildings are urged to seek shelter with family, friends or at community shelters. Residents of Contant Knolls are advised it is their responsibility to close all hurricane shutters at their apartments.
University of the Virgin Islands
The University of the Virgin Islands has announced that in anticipation of Tropical Storm Debby, classes on both campuses are canceled as of 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. Administrative offices on both campuses will close as of 2 p.m. Monday except for essential personnel involved in securing the campuses.
Stay tuned for further updates on the Source, the radio and through the UVI emergency hotline numbers 693-1016 on St. Thomas and 692-4168 on St. Croix. Both registration and the Add/Drop procedure will continue once the public is advised to resume normal activities. Registration will extend through 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.
Again, further information will be available by calling UVI’s hotline numbers at 693-1016 on St. Thomas or 692-4168 on St. Croix.
For details on hurricane preparedness including boaters directives, shelter locations, a list of WAPA feeders and the Red Cross advisory check out the Community/Data section of the Source.
If you have digital storm photos that you would like to share with the community and the world, please email to source@viaccess.net. Please include caption and photo credit name.

The Virgin Islands Telephone Corp. advises the public that during a hurricane or other severe weather conditions, it is expected that telephone and other kinds of aerial cable will blow down. That cable, however, may still be providing service. Avoid all downed cable and telephone lines, power lines and cable television lines, which are often difficult to distinguish. Tampering with downed lines could pose a threat to one's safety and could interrupt service that the line may be providing.
Also, during severe storm conditions, telephone communications should be limited to emergencies or to providing public information. Severe weather usually generates an extremely high volume of calling traffic. To minimize line and switch congestion, Vitelco asks unnecessary conversations be avoided. When clearing debris after the storm, caution should be exercised to avoid cutting, driving over, or moving any lines. Even though a telephone line is down, it may still be providing service.

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