September 22, 2019
Press Contact
Richard Motta

Governor Bryan Returns to Territory
Ahead of Tropical Storm Karen

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS––Given concerns about the path of Tropical Storm Karen and the increasing likelihood of the storm passing over the Territory with substantial, heavy rains, Governor Albert Bryan Jr has rescheduled his previously planned travel to Washington, D.C. Sunday to return to the Territory ahead of the storm.

The Washington trip was scheduled to confer with federal officials on multiple pressing issues to the Territory.

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency will be issuing periodic updates on the progress of the storm. Residents and Guests are urged to be alert to these updates by visiting and signing up for Alerts VI. Updates from VITEMA are also available on the Government Access Channel (VIYA channel 27) or via local radio.

As of 11 am Sunday, the National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Current forecasts predict the storm to approach the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday.


Governor Albert Bryan Jr, surveys damage on St. John hours after hurricane Dorian in September.

Richard Motta Jr
Communications Director | Office of Governor Albert Bryan Jr
1105 King Street, Christiansted, VI 00820
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