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2018-05-15 14:49 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The U.S. Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invite the public to the 2018 Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Expo on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sunny Isle Amphitheater on St. Croix. The expo is an educational event designed to promote disaster resiliency, weather awareness, safety, and hurricane preparedness to residents and visitors of the territory. 

2018-05-11 15:57 - News Release

U. S. Virgin Islands – Virgin Islanders still facing the loss of homes, businesses or cherished possessions in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria may find themselves struggling to cope with the emotional impact of the disaster and acknowledgement of the upcoming hurricane season. Local, territory and federal officials are urging survivors to be aware of the signs of emotional stress and seek help if they are feeling overwhelmed.

2018-05-10 13:59 - News Release

U.S. Virgin Islands - With Virgin Islands’ families and communities still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria, anticipation of the upcoming hurricane season could bring more anxiety. The 2018 hurricane season begins June 1st through Nov. 30, with the peak occurring mid-August through late October.Planning ahead can help residents be better prepared. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and FEMA urge Virgin Islands’ residents to start now to prepare.

2018-05-07 19:37 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Landlords who own a multi-family dwelling in need of repairs and are willing to lease to eligible hurricane survivors have until June 1 to sign up for FEMA’s Multi-Family Lease and Repair Program (MLRP).This program provides funds to make rental units habitable again, and at the same time helps survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

2018-05-07 17:25 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources and FEMA are sponsoring a meeting on Wednesday, May 16, to introduce the fourth edition of The Stronger Home Guide. Builders, contractors and other construction professionals, as well as homeowners and the general public are welcome to attend. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the University of the Virgin Islands, Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas. A similar meeting will take place in St.

2018-05-07 14:19 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As Virgin Islanders repair and rebuild their hurricane-damaged homes, FEMA is offering free consultations and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.Advisors will be available at the following locations, dates and times:

2018-05-02 14:50 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Hurricane season starts June 1 and the Virgin Islands are as vulnerable this year as they were in 2017. Preparations are needed, such as being ready to protect windows from wind and collecting supplies for your disaster kit. To protect your property, the most valuable preparation is to have flood insurance.Most standard homeowners policies do not cover flood damage. Homeowners may contact the National Flood Insurance Program to receive referrals to flood policy providers in their area.

2018-04-30 21:41 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As Virgin Islanders repair and rebuild their hurricane-damaged homes, FEMA is offering free consultations and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.Advisors will be available at the following locations, dates and times:

2018-04-23 12:28 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources and FEMA are sponsoring a meeting on Tuesday, April 24, to introduce the fourth edition of The Stronger Home Guide. Builders, contractors and other construction professionals, as well as homeowners and the general public are welcome to attend. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix. Similar meetings will take place in May on St. Thomas and St. John. 

2018-04-20 20:55 - News Release

 ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As Virgin Islanders repair and rebuild their hurricane-damaged homes, FEMA is offering free consultations and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.Advisors will be available at the following locations, dates and times: