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ST. THOMAS OFFICE BUILDING SUFFERS EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE

(Monday, March 05, 2012)

WAPA ALERT UPDATE—4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 5, 2012

FIRE DAMAGES SECTION OF WAPA’S ST.THOMAS BUSINESS OFFICE ----UPDATE#2

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s St. Thomas business office in Sub base suffered extensive fire and water damage last night after a fire broke out in the southeastern wing of the building. The cause of the fire, detected by an alarm system around 11:30 p.m. is still under investigation. WAPA personnel have not yet been granted access to the building by the V.I. Fire Service.

St. Thomas employees originally scheduled to report at 1 p.m. tomorrow are directed instead to report on Wednesday, March 7th at 10 a.m. to the tennis court adjacent to the business office building. Meter readers should report tomorrow morning at their regularly scheduled time. Customer Services personnel will be contacted directly by the manager for reporting schedules over the next several days.

Until cashier windows reopen, customers are reminded that payments can be made at most St. Thomas banks and by mail. Online payments can be made at www.viwapa.vi  In order to facilitate payments by customers with overdue bills, First Bank St. Thomas will accept customer payments accompanied by the late notice (pink slip) until March 16th; Banco Popular-St. Thomas will accept payments with the late notice slip until further notice. .

Customers needing more information can call 774-1424 or 773-2250.

The Authority will publish updates as information becomes available.       

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