Virgin Islands Hurricane Earl (DR-1939)

Incident period: August 29, 2010 to August 31, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 28, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 10, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials urge homeowners and individuals in Puerto Rico who suffered flood damages caused by Tropical Storm Emily and have flood insurance, to promptly file claims through their insurance agent or company. "Many homeowners are seeking assistance, unaware that their dwellings may have flood insurance coverage. They could contact their mortgage bank to get information about their insurance coverage and insurance company," said Alejandro De La Campa, FEMA's Caribbean Area Division Director.
November 19, 2010
News Release
ST. THOMAS, USVI -- Many Virgin Island residents remain without flood insurance because their home or business has not been flooded yet. However, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials advise that citizens do not need to live in a mapped floodplain, to need flood insurance.
November 19, 2010
News Release
UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS (USVI) -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials urge homeowners and individuals who suffered damages caused by the recent rains and floods and who have flood insurance, to file claims through their insurance agent or company without delay. “There are some homeowners seeking assistance and are not aware that their dwellings may have flood insurance coverage. They could contact their mortgage bank to get information about the insurance coverage and the insurance company,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Philip Parr.
November 19, 2010
News Release
ST. THOMAS, USVI -- As many Virgin Islanders were affected by recent floods caused by heavy rainfall, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge citizens to take steps to lessen damages in future flooding events. "Implementing mitigation measures now can reap savings in time and money," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Philip Parr. "We urge individuals and families to start making their homes safer now."
November 19, 2010
News Release
ST. THOMAS, USVI -- Governmental and certain private nonprofit entities in the Territory affected by severe storms and flooding caused by Hurricane Earl that are eligible for federal assistance, must submit their Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms to the Territorial Public Assistance Officer no later than October 28, 2010.
September 28, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance for the Territory and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • U.S. Virgin Islands, FEMA-1939-DR (PDF 21KB)
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