USVI Returns to Business Following Tropical Storm Isaias

Joe Boschulte (File photo)
Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte (file photo)

The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) has resumed business operations following the passage of Tropical Storm Isaias.

The storm brought heavy rainfall but with little to no impact to the territory’s tourism infrastructure, the V.I. Department of Tourism has reported.

The overnight curfew has been lifted; major roads are clear; government offices opened today.

The Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix remain open with normal operations; however, inter-island commuter aircraft reported some delays and cancellations. Travelers are reminded to contact airlines for updates and advisories.

Seaports have opened; however, the Wilfred “Bomba” Allick Port and Transshipment Center (The Containerport) on St. Croix remains closed to vessel traffic due to high surf conditions. Other maritime and seaplane operations have resumed.

“We once again thank our partners for working in lockstep to prepare for this weather event, and pray that those who are now in the storm’s path will be safe,” said Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte.

Questions or concerns may be directed to the Department of Tourism at [email protected]. The department may also be reached at (800) 372-USVI (8784); representatives are available weekdays from 8 a.m. (AST) to 9 a.m. (AST) and on the weekends from 8 a.m. (AST) to 5 p.m. (AST).