Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) Director, Daryl D. Jaschen will continue to host earthquake preparedness town hall meetings on St. Croix and on St. Thomas. Similar town hall meetings will be held on St. John and on Water Island; dates, times and locations will be announced once coordination has been finalized.
“We were happy to see so many attendees at our recent meeting and look forward to seeing many more at future meetings,” said VITEMA Director, Daryl D. Jaschen. “The town hall meetings are only one step in creating a culture of emergency preparedness in the territory. We recommend attendees take the information back to your homes and communities and use it to enhance your personal plans.”
The town halls provide opportunities for the community to engage the technical experts at VITEMA and receive first-hand disaster preparedness plans, information, and tips. Staff will also provide technical assistance with Alert VI registration and account maintenance.
VITEMA has collaborated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disability Integration Team and Office of Equal Rights to have American Sign Language Interpreters on hand. We encourage everyone, including citizens with disabilities and those with access and functional needs to attend.