President Declares Major Disaster For U.S. Virgin Islands

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Release date: 
November 24, 2010
Release Number: 
HQ-10-222

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.

Federal funding is available to Territory and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, rockslides, and mudslides associated with Tropical Storm Tomas during the period of November 8-12, 2010, on the island of St. Croix.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures Territory-wide.

Phillip E. Parr was named 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 and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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