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2019-11-26 00:34 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Governor’s Office, the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) led a Readiness and Resilience Workshop for People with Disabilities and the Access and Functional Needs Community in Christiansted. 

2019-11-18 17:16 - News Release

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Utilizing FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) recently provided its Division of Building Permits staff a chance to strengthen their knowledge during a four-day International Code Council (ICC) Building Inspector Academy. 

2019-07-15 15:24 - News Release

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – When a hurricane is approaching, senior citizens may need the assistance of family members or friends to be fully prepared. Barriers to preparation may be physical, emotional or financial.  Having somewhere to take shelter with people they know would be best to ensure their safety. 

2019-07-11 18:19 - News Release

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Houses of worship play a major role in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The faith-based community across the Virgin Islands is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Long-Term Recovery Groups (LTRG) to build a more resilient territory.

2019-07-08 13:49 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, often without much warning. Disaster planning and emergency preparation efforts must involve children; educating them and making them more resilient while enhancing their ability to recover faster from any type of disaster.

2019-05-21 15:41 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Pets and service animals cannot plan ahead for themselves, but when included in their families’ disaster preparedness plan, everyone is more likely to survive together. Here are some tips on disaster preparedness for pets:

2019-05-14 14:14 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands - The 2019 hurricane season begins June 1st through November 30th, with the peak occurring mid-August through late October. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge Virgin Islanders to prepare themselves and their loved ones.  

2019-04-22 23:20 - News Release

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $4.1 million to the territory for the Clinton Phipps Racetrack on St. Thomas.  

2019-04-16 14:04 - News Release

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded nearly $5 million in funding to the territory to retrofit the Charles A. “Tappy” Seales (Grove Place) Fire Station. 

2019-04-05 19:11 - News Release

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded more than $162,000 to the territory to retrofit the Emile C. Berry Fire Station to withstand hurricane force winds.