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US Virgin Islands

September 15th, 1995. Debris from a destroyed home covers the coastline.
Friday, September 15, 1995
The stormʼs nearly 7-foot storm surge shoved boats into the streets. Homes flooded, hurling tables and sofas through windows. Gusts as strong as 129 mph damaged four-fifths of St. Thomas, including key infrastructure. Clean water became scarce when the desalinization plant went offline. After witnessing the levels of destruction, the World Meteorological Organization decided the name “Marilyn” would never label a hurricane again.

Territorial Information

Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency
www.vitema.gov

VITEMA Headquarters
8221 Estate Nisky
St. Thomas, VI 00803
phone: (340) 774-2244
fax: (304) 715-6847

St. Croix Office
102 Hermon Hill
St. Croix, VI 00820
phone: (340) 773-2244
fax: (304) 778-8980

St. John Office
6 Susannaberg
St. John, VI 00830
phone: (340) 776-6444
fax: (304) 714-4470

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Virgin Islands Citizen Corps