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2018-02-14 15:01 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The U.S. Virgin Islands has reached a quiet milestone in hurricane recovery. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has finished its mission to provide temporary power for critical facilities following hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

2018-02-06 20:39 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for debris pickup on public rights-of-way in St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. The new deadline for collection is March 7, 2018. 

2018-02-05 18:10 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Have a question about disaster assistance? Want to know the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers?  

2018-02-01 20:08 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Four months after the disasters, survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria continue to have unmet disaster-related needs. To help address those needs, members of local, faith- and community-based organizations and nongovernmental partners are coming together to establish Long-Term Recovery Groups (LTRGs) in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.

2018-01-31 17:54 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $138 million 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.FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program obligated nearly $100 million for power restoration and more than $38 million for debris removal. The grants, which reimburse 100 percent of eligible costs, include:Power restoration

2018-01-31 17:53 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $138 million 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.FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program obligated nearly $100 million for power restoration and more than $38 million for debris removal. The grants, which reimburse 100 percent of eligible costs, include:Power restoration

2018-01-30 18:36 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – With the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent change in policy to allow private nonprofit (PNP) houses of worship to be eligible for disaster assistance, the deadline for these entities to make a Request for Public Assistance in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been extended to Feb. 16, 2018.  

2018-01-29 17:44 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands –The last day to visit the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Old Post Office in Christiansted, St. Croix, is Wednesday, Jan. 31.

2018-01-23 15:35 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Jan. 27 will be the last day to visit the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the former Scotia Bank in Charlotte Amalie, in St. Thomas.

2018-01-11 15:56 - News Release

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the islands will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.The DRCs will resume normal business hours on Jan. 16. Those affected by hurricanes Irma or Maria can visit a DRC for one-on-one assistance. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to answer questions and provide information on FEMA claims or SBA loans.