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Hurricane Preparedness Public Service Announcements Will Air


Sept. 6, 2005 – To encourage Virgin Islanders to prepare for the peak of the hurricane season, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor Division of Banking and Insurance has launched a public service campaign to persuade home and property owners to obtain insurance.
The campaign, which begun with a hurricane awareness fair on Saturday, Aug. 6, in both districts, will include public service announcements that will be played on local radio and television from now until the end of the hurricane season, according to a press release from the lieutenant governor's office.
The public service announcements, which were taped and recorded in English and Spanish, informs viewers and listeners of important steps that should be taken before, during and after a storm.
Lieutenant Governor Vargrave Richards, in his capacity as commissioner of insurance, said that with the recent devastation of Hurricane Katrina, he hopes the public service announcements will convince Virgin Islanders of the importance of being prepared for major storms.
"With these public service announcements, we want to encourage all home and property owners to obtain proper insurance and plan for major hurricanes," Richards said. "While we all hope for the best this hurricane season, we need to be prepared for the worst."
He added: "I wish all Virgin Islanders a safe and uneventful hurricane season."


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