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This page provides a list of news articles about the ShakeOut, media advisories, ShakeOut events, participant email updates, and more.

ShakeOut participants: If your drill is a potential ShakeOut news venue, please complete our Event Submission form.

ShakeOut Point of Contact

Christine Lett
Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management
Phone: (340) 773-2244, X-201; (340) 771-1328

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Media advisories and releases about the Great U.S. Virgin Islands ShakeOut will be listed here

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Frequently Asked Questions

How media organizations can participate in the ShakeOut (PDF)


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Events that inform the public about preparedness and the ShakeOut will be listed on our calendar.

Calendar of ShakeOut-Related Events

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Updates e-mailed to participants and others with the latest ShakeOut news, preparedness tips, and more will be listed here

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The Great U.S. Virgin Islands ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!