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2018-03-09 18:34 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) announced Friday that electricity had been restored to all eligible customers in the territory.

2018-03-08 14:54 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) has appointed Pastor Gary Moore to serve as Voluntary Agency Liaison.Pastor Moore will work with the Long-Term Recovery Groups (LTRGs) that have formed on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Members of the groups include faith- and community-based organizations and nongovernmental partners. Their mission is to aid survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria who have unmet needs after receiving all other assistance for which they are eligible.

2018-03-06 13:50 - 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 7, 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:

2018-03-02 19:24 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Roads have been cleared of debris. Electricity is flowing. Stores are open. Students are in school.Six months after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, recovery is well underway, led by the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and local officials with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its partner agencies.

2018-03-02 15:58 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for uninsured disaster survivors has been extended through March 14 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

2018-02-28 20:04 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands—As Virgin Islanders repair or rebuild their hurricane-damaged homes, FEMA is offering free consultations and literature on making homes stronger and safer.Starting Feb. 28, 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:

2018-02-28 13:18 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands—Disaster Recovery Centers have closed, but Virgin Islanders who have questions for FEMA can find answers with a phone call or a few mouse clicks.

2018-02-22 15:56 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Disaster Recovery Centers will close permanently on Feb. 27. At the same locations, they will reopen the following day, Feb. 28, as Emergency Home Repairs VI Walk-In Centers where survivors can sign up for help with home repairs.To receive emergency repair assistance:

2018-02-16 11:49 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a household hazardous waste drop-off for residents of St. Croix Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17.The event will be at the Home Depot in Kingshill from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have household hazardous waste, such as used oil, paint, household cleaners and solvents, TVs and computers, make sure to separate the items and place in containers. The EPA will dispose of them properly.The EPA is also collecting household hazardous waste at these locations:

2018-02-15 14:45 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the territory will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for the Presidents’ Day federal holiday.