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Residents urged to store water ahead of Hurricane Jerry

- W&SD looking to maintain water reservoir
Resident of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being encouraged to store water for at least three days should the territory face adverse weather as a result of Hurricane Jerry which can result in the closure of pipelines. Photo: Internet Source
The Water and Sewerage Department in a public advisory via Director Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard said, 'should the weather change availability, the water service would also change. We therefore encourage persons to begin the process of storing water quickly.' Photo: GIS
The Water and Sewerage Department in a public advisory via Director Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard said, 'should the weather change availability, the water service would also change. We therefore encourage persons to begin the process of storing water quickly.' Photo: GIS
On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will move north of the northern Leeward Islands Friday, September 20, 2019. Photo: NHC
On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will move north of the northern Leeward Islands Friday, September 20, 2019. Photo: NHC
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being encouraged to store water for at least three days should the territory face adverse weather as a result of Hurricane Jerry, which can result in the closure of pipelines.

The Water and Sewerage Department in a public advisory via Director Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard said, should the weather change availability, the water service would also change. We therefore encourage persons to begin the process of storing water quickly.”

Further, they encouraged residents to stock up for personal use as well as for flushing of toilets and caring for pets.

The possible closure of the pipelines comes as the department is looking to maintain a full reservoir should any damage be sustained to their plumbing infrastructure.

Already, residents are being cautioned to continuously monitor conditions of the storm closely, according to a statement today, September 17, 2019, from Acting Governor David D. Archer Jr.

The acting Governor assured that the Department of Disaster Management will be pushing out the latest information as it comes in throughout the rest of the day and into tomorrow, September 20, 2019, via its website, mobile app and social media channels.

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