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Government and Schools to Remain Open Friday

The territorial government and schools will remain open Friday, Government House announced late Thursday night.
"After a full briefing by the National Weather Service and following consultation with Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls and Education Commissioner LaVerne Terry, the decision was made to proceed with a normal day tomorrow," Government House spokesman Jean Greaux said in a press release.
According to Greaux, the schedule may be altered if necessary.
Earlier Thursday night, Greaux said that the government would wait until late that night to decide after taking another close look at the weather.
The territory remains on a flash flood watch until Saturday evening.
Tropical Depression Erika weakened into a low pressure area as of the 11 p.m. Thursday update from National Hurricane Center.
At 5 a.m. Friday, meteorologist Jesus Figueroa at the National Weather Service in San Juan said that the territory could expect should expect showers throughout the day. He said some of those showers will be heavy as the remains of Erika move slowly through the area, and that St. Croix would get the brunt of the bad weather.
"There are lots of areas of cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms from the Virgin Islands eastward and to the northeast and to the south. It’s moving very slowly to the west northwest," he said.

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