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AARP-VI Urges Virgin Islanders to Get Prepared and Stay Prepared this Hurricane Season

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Español | We’re almost one month into the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has forecasted what could be its seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. AARP-Virgin Islands is working very hard to keep the territory – especially its 50+ community – informed about preparing for the current hurricane season and other disasters. 

We thank you for joining us on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, for Conversations with AARP-VI. Daryl Jaschen, the Director of the Virgin Islands Territory of Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA), discussed this year’s hurricane season and how we as a community can do our part in disaster preparedness.

Conversations with AARP-VI is shown live on the AARP-VI and WTJX Facebook Pages, and the AARP-VI YouTube Channel and rebroadcast on Channel 12 Fridays at 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. You can also listen on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 93.1 F.M. All times are local. Click here to watch the episode featuring Daryl Jaschen, VITEMA Director.

Being prepared can help families mitigate the potential impacts of storm season. Now is the time to get a plan together before the impending threat of a storm event. If you haven’t created an emergency preparation plan yet, here are a few resources to get you started:

  • Sign up for Alert VI, VITEMA’s mass notification system, to receive up-to-the-second emergency alerts.
  • Ensure that your emergency kit is always stocked and updated. Are your batteries fresh? Do you have enough water? VITEMA has a printable checklist that you can download for guidance.
  • Register for disaster assistance, along with Ready.gov and Listo.gov (en español) for preparedness information before forecasted hurricane events.
  • Download the American Red Cross’ free emergency plan and app to help you stay informed and possible volunteer opportunities.
  • Go to FEMA.gov for all federal assistance and other emergency management information.
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