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2018-03-21 19:14 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues hiring Virgin Islanders in St. Croix and St. Thomas to work on recovery from hurricanes Irma and Maria.Positions are available for community planners, historic preservation specialists, an environmental specialist, a flood insurance specialist, an administrative assistant and an engineer.Information on posted positions is listed on the Virgin Islands Department of Labor website.Go to http://www.vidol.gov/

2018-03-20 14:41 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its partners have provided more than $1 billion to households, businesses, territorial agencies and flood insurance policyholders to help them recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria.As of March 19, the funding includes:

2018-03-20 14:13 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended for 60 days the period in which it will cover 100 percent of eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken by the U.S. Virgin Islands in response to hurricanes Maria and Irma. The deadline to receive 100 percent federal reimbursement for eligible Public Assistance work is now May 5 for Hurricane Irma and May 14 for Hurricane Maria.

2018-03-20 12:26 - 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.Starting March 19, 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:

2018-03-16 14:15 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for uninsured disaster survivors has been extended through April 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

2018-03-16 14:07 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Weathering storms is part of life in the tropics. Before Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, there was Tropical Storm Otto in 2010, Tropical Storm Jeanne in 2004, Hurricane Lenny in 1999, Hurricane Georges in 1998, Hurricane Bertha in 1996, Hurricane Marilyn in 1995 and Hurricane Hugo in 1989.  

2018-03-15 15:31 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $182,213,326 in additional grants to pay for restoration of electric power and removal of debris in the U.S. Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

2018-03-13 14:29 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Six months after back-to-back hurricanes struck the U.S. Virgin Islands, communities in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are working on long-term plans for recovery.This process is led by the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and local officials. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its partners support the territory through the Interagency Recovery Coordination (IRC) team led by FEMA Region II Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator Ken Rathje.

2018-03-12 18:31 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will complete collection of vegetative and construction/demolition debris from roadside rights-of-way in St. John and St. Thomas on March 15.

2018-03-12 13:48 - 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.Starting March 12, 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: