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Gala for the Cure is sold out.

 

 

It's 80° Fahrenheit  27.7 Centigrade in Crown Bay St. Thomas,

82% humidity. Partly cloudy skies

Wind out of the SW  at 6 mph.

Water temp: 83° in Lameshur Bay St. John

We had POINT 27 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.

Doppler radar shows: Scattered Showers – still showers over St. Croix

Satellite Photo Shows: the showers are leaving our area. No storms on the horizon.

 

The national weather forecast calls for Mostly cloudy with scattered showers early in the morning... then variably cloudy with isolated showers in the late morning and afternoon. Highs 87. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. 20% tonight and 20% into next week.

 

 

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At the top of the news on Friday November 12

 

Veteran’s Day Second Day as we pause to honor our veterans. Yesterday’s rains caused the parades to move to indoor locations, but there was no shortage of warmth and as the veterans stopped to express gratitude to all who served their country in the armed forces. Inside the American Legion Patrick U. George Post #90 is in Subbase the rain was not an issue as the veterans gathered to celebrate their own members and remind everyone the debt of gratitude we owe to our vets. The hall was largely filled with veterans who saw their service decades ago, longtime friends. Austin "Babe" Monsanto, Edward Phillips, Ira Trent and Martin Toughy – all smartly attired in crisp white shirts, navy and yellow caps and shiny black shoes, hale and hearty – all saw service in the Korean war. Neil Weiss, who at 86, said he was the "oldest" veteran there, was wearing a POW medal. "It's the only one in the Virgin Islands, He I spent 17 months in a German POW camp.  And special this year was the welcome home for   the 786th National Guard Battalion – just back from, Guantanamo Bay. Thank you all.

 

How much rain are we having? Is it over.  Might be.  VITEMA issued a statement this morning officially closing all St. Croix schools and head start centers due to the recent flooding. Headstart staff are asked to report to head start centers to help with the clean up.  St. Thomas St. John schools and head start centers will operate as normal today. St. Croix reported about 3.31 inches of rainfall at the end of Wednesday afternoon, but saw up to seven inches in some areas -- particularly on the northwestern side of the island, - a 20 foot wide swath of Frederiksted beach was washed away St. Thomas-St. John, meanwhile, has recorded about 4 inches of rainfall since Sunday, All government offices are open today and all government employees are expected to deliver a full day of work.

 

Diabetes is rampant. Schneider Hospital has a Diabetes Fair today to help people with the disease better understand and manage their condition. The educational effort is on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Schneider lobby – is free and open to the public. Diabetes is extremely prevalent in the territory, can be prevented or managed as long as people "are educated and feel empowered. But 64 percent of local diabetics have never taken a course on how to manage the disease. Many have had diabetes for 10 years can't identify what foods affect their blood sugar." The Diabetes fair is today 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and it is free.

 

 

UVI Theater department under the direction of Dr Douglas Larche is bringing the Tales of the South Pacific to the Reichhold Center on tonight and Saturday.  Roger’s and Hammerstein’s South Pacific is one of the most loved Broadway shows ever with many familiar songs.  “Wash that man outta my hair, Bali Hai, There is nothing like a Dame, Happy Talk and Some Enchanted Evening, and Younger than Springtime.” The production is led by Emmy award winning actor GregAllen Williams and a huge cast of students, faculty and local residents. Tickets are available now - Call the Reichhold Center for the Arts – 693-1559.

 

Some tips to protect your property from flooding include:   Electrical system components, such as service panels, meters, switches and outlets, are easily damaged by floodwater and may require replacement. Short circuits in flooded systems are a significant danger. Raising electrical system components at least one foot above projected flood elevation enables faster clean up and speeds up repairs and returning home.   Appliances such as washers and dryers should be located at least 12 inches above the projected flood elevation. Washers and dryers can sometimes be elevated on masonry or pressure-treated lumber; those appliances can also be moved to a higher floor. Heating, ventilating and cooling (HVAC) equipment, such as a hot water heater, can be damaged extensively if inundated by floodwaters. Exterior HVAC equipment should be elevated at least 12 inches above the home's projected flood elevation. Flooding can cause sewage backflow from sanitary sewer lines into houses through drain pipes. Those backups will not only cause damage that is hard to repair, but can also become health hazards. Backflow valves are designed to block drain pipes temporarily and prevent flow into the house and should be installed by a licensed plumber or contractor. Keep Important documents and objects in a high place and in a sturdy container, where it's less probable that water can reach them.

 

Good News from Lorraine Baa Director of development at Schneider Regional Medical Center with the Gala for the Cure. SOLD OUT! the program with Ashford and Simpson, Lorna Freeman Dennis and Dr Ron Nimmo and denise Hummer is SOLD OUT.  They filled the event to capacity and that means all kinds of proceeds to benefit the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute. Last year they helped furnish 18 new dialysis machines at Schneider Hospital.  Now they are working on the needs of the cancer center. If you have q question or want to see if they can squeeze in just one more person call 776-8311ex-2281

 

Anita made a mistake and mailed her WAPA bill without a stamp. Accident.  Then she called the Post Office and talked with Miss Meyer at Sugar Estate.  Miss Meyer went through the returned mail, found the letter and put a stamp on it. and mailed to WAPA.  Good News Maker of the Day – thanks Miss Meyers for making Good News.

 

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