Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Hurricane Dorian is officially out of the Territory… thank goodness for that! (Although we are hoping that it doesn’t hit our friends in Florida and the southeastern part of the US.) Blues skies are back, and things are getting back to normal today. Here’s a quick rundown of everything we know as of 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning.
- Update: The ports reopened early after on Thursday. (We chatted with the Coast Guard in San Juan right around 9 a.m. this morning. They said they still need to assess the ports in St. John and St. Thomas, and therefore they remain closed until further notice. This means that all boat traffic, including the people ferries and barges, are not operating. As soon as we learn that they reopen, we will let you know.)
- The curfew has been lifted as of 8 a.m. All businesses should be open today.
- The airport reopened at 7 a.m.
- A portion of the island remains without power. The Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority announced that it is currently working to restore power island-wide.
- The Virgin Islands National Park announced that it will work to make certain all beaches and trails are clear of debris today.
- The Animal Care Center announced that all of the animals at the shelter are fine.
- Dana Bartlett, who operates the Carolina Corral in Coral Bay, announced that all of her animals are fine as well.
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If you have any other specific questions, please let us know, and we will do our best to answer. Thanks and have a great day everyone!