President Declares A Major Disaster For U.S. Virgin Islands

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Release date: 
September 28, 2010
Release Number: 
HQ-10-190

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 supplement the territory recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Earl during the period of August 29- 31, 2010.

Federal funding is available to the territory and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Earl on the islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas, including Water Island.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas, including Water Island.

FEMA named Philip E. Parr as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Parr said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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