VIRGIN ISLANDS EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Knowing what to do before, during, and after an emergency can make all the difference when disaster strikes. Learn the basic preparedness steps for all emergencies below.
When a disaster strikes it is important for family and employees to be in contact if internet or phone lines go down. Complete a contact card for adult family or management team members and keep it easily accessible.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS IN ST. JOHN, USVI
Emergency Services: 911, from cell phones dial 340-776-9110
St. John Rescue: 340-693-7377 (RESQ)
Animal Care Center: 340-774-1625
Fire Dept. – Cruz Bay, St John: 340-776-6333
Fire Dept. – Coral Bay, St John: 340-776-6365
USVI Police Dept.: 340-693-8880
Red Cross: 340-774-0375
Have a back-up plan made in case phone communication is not possible.
EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT
A basic emergency kit should be able to last you and your party for at least 72 hours in case a rescue team cannot immediately reach you after a disaster.
Your USVI emergency supplies should include:
- Plenty of water
- Canned goods & can opener
- Flashlight & extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Battery powered radio to listen for warning and alerts
Make sure that your friends and family know where your emergency supply kit is located. Keep it in a place that will be easily accessible if it is needed.
LOCAL EMERGENCY PLAN
Take the time to learn USVI emergency contacts, evacuation plans, and the closest shelters to your location. Sign up for alerts and warnings so you can be prepared for what is coming.
More info on how to plan and prepare for the Virgin Islands hazards can be found on the VITEMA Website.
Make a list of important documents and irreplaceable items you can quickly grab before evacuating your home or business.
Some documents include:
- Insurance Policies
- Passports and Birth Certificate
- Family Photos
- Tax & Loan Documents
- Stocks & Bonds
- Wills & Trusts
- Plans / Blueprints