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2018-04-16 14:46 - 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:

2018-04-11 20:25 - 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:

2018-04-05 15:16 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands—Signs of the Virgin Islands’ long history have been preserved in architecture and artifacts.  Many of these were damaged, in some instances severely, by hurricanes Maria and Irma. But all is not lost. Numerous agencies are collaborating to assure that the islands can restore, to the extent possible, these important cultural resources.

2018-04-04 15:59 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Fifteen pallets of donated durable medical equipment – hospital beds, wheelchairs, shower chairs, walkers, canes, asthma pumps, CPAP machines and blood pressure monitors – have arrived on St. Croix.Voluntary agencies, the USVI Long Term Recovery Groups and FEMA are working together to distribute the equipment to survivors who need it.

2018-04-03 18:53 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As the USVI recovers from hurricanes Irma and Maria, opportunities abound to build back structures with improved ability to withstand high winds, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.   

2018-04-02 18:23 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – When the electric power system in the U.S. Virgin Islands is rebuilt, it will be stronger than it has ever been.

2018-03-29 20:17 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for uninsured disaster survivors has been extended through May 15 at the territory’s request. Virgin Islanders who have no prescription insurance coverage and lost medicine or medical supplies due to hurricanes Irma and Maria may be eligible for a free 30-day replacement of certain drugs and medical supplies  

2018-03-29 18:11 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – New temporary fire stations are being installed in Cruz Bay on St. John and in Bordeaux on St. Thomas to replace the permanent fire stations destroyed by last year’s hurricanes. These temporary, trailer-based units, being installed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are slated to be ready for use the first week of April.

2018-03-28 15:32 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – After Hurricanes Luis and Marilyn in 1995 damaged or destroyed more than 21,000 Virgin Islands homes, FEMA granted about $30 million through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to assist the islands’ recovery. A portion of that grant funded the Home Protection Roofing Program,  a vital element of the islands’ post-disaster mitigation plan.

2018-03-23 17:59 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) remind hurricane survivors that scam artists could be at work in the U.S. Virgin Islands, targeting survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.Here are a few guidelines to protect yourself, or someone you care about, from disaster fraud: