Virgin Islands Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides associated with Tropical Storm Otto (DR-1948)

Incident period: October 1, 2010 to October 8, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 5, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 21, 2011
News Release
ST. THOMAS, V.I. -- As part of its Resolve to be Ready in 2011 campaign, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Virgin Island Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) officials visited several schools in the Territory delivering vital disaster preparedness information for the children.
November 22, 2010
News Release
ST THOMAS, USVI -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials urge flood insurance holders in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) who suffered damages caused by the recent rain events, to file claims through their insurance agent or company right away.
November 18, 2010
News Release
ST THOMAS, USVI -- Governmental and certain private nonprofit entities in the Territory affected by severe storms and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Otto that are eligible for federal assistance, must submit their Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms to the Territorial Public Assistance Officer no later than December 6, 2010.
November 5, 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 the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance for the Territory and Local Governments Can Include as Required:
November 5, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands to supplement the territory efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides associated with Tropical Storm Otto during the period of October 1-8, 2010. 
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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • U.S. Virgin Islands, FEMA-1948-DR (PDF 21KB)
State/Tribal Government: 
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