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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to supplement Territory recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, rockslides, and mudslides associated with Tropical Storm Tomas during the period of November 8-12, 2010.
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 Territorial and Local Governments Can Include as Required:
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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Preliminary Damage Assessment
- U.S. Virgin Islands, FEMA-1949-DR (PDF 21KB)