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Virgin Islands Hurricane Earl (DR-1939)

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


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 -- 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.

Financial Assistance

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 Approved

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.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $2,859,993.09 $877,986.53 $1,909,712.56
Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:38 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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