U.S. Virgin Islands residents urged to sign up for new emergency notification system “Alert VI”
As the beginning of Hurricane Season approaches, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) unveils its new website on Friday, May 11, 2018 with an enhanced emergency notification system called “Alert VI” to replace the previous VI-Alert, which will be deactivated as of May 31, 2018. Residents who are already registered the VI-Alert system are encouraged to re-register for free emergency and public service announcements through text, email, cellphone, landline, Voice Over Internet Provider (VoIP) and hearing-impaired devices. Those who have never signed up should follow the same sign up link. Weather, public safety and utility service disruption alerts are among the many options, with multiple locations and the Everbridge Public Safety App which may be downloaded free for Apple or Android devices.
- Visit the Member.Everbridge.Net’s special VITEMA link
- Click SIGN UP HERE. Do not attempt to sign in yet.
- Create your NEW username and password, and follow the prompts to add your phone number(s), email address(es) and/or physical location and save your account settings.
- Log in at any time to view or edit your account.
“As the sole governmental Agency responsible for All-Hazards response, we have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response,” says VITEMA Director Mona L. Barnes. “To uphold this commitment, when critical information and public service announcements arise, we need to reach our residents and visitors as quickly and reliably as possible.”