The U.S. Virgin Islands Storm Strong Program
USVI communities face significant but often preventable, storm risks. The USVI Storm Strong Program brings together private and public partners to develop a long-term, high-impact, community-focused hurricane preparation Program.
This Program engages middle- and high-school youth and their families in workshops designed to increase their personal abilities to be prepared for a major storm. These workshops are taking place on all three islands - starting on St. Thomas in 2019 and expanding to St. John and St. Croix in later years.
In this Program you will:
Discover how your family and community is at risk;
Learn how to increase your family’s and community’s preparedness;
Plan out what to do before, during, and after a storm;
Develop and lead community projects using information gained in the Program.
Through this training, and over the next 5 years, we anticipate that approximately 400 USVI youth and their families will be empowered as leaders in their communities.