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The MAT was charged with evaluating damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, especially for buildings constructed or reconstructed after Hurricane Marilyn (1995), to identify both successful and unsuccessful mitigation techniques. This work involved: assessing the performance of residential, nonresidential, and critical facilities affected by the storms; evaluating the performance of photovoltaic (PV) facilities; investigating the effects of wind speed-up due to the islands’ topography on building performance; and meeting with residents and local officials to better understand what transpired during and after the storms.
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was extremely active, producing 17 named storms. Six of these storms became major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, or 5), and three ranked in the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC’s) top five hurricanes with the greatest cumulative damage.
Frederiksted, St. Croix--US Military medics prepares a solider with a medical need for a flight on a military plane out of the US Virgin Islands on September 29, 2017.Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, June 2, 2021 – FEMA obligated $9.5 million this month through its Public Assistance Program for repairs to the Oswald Harris Housing Community. A Hazard Mitigation Proposal of $788,967 will include Installation of reinforcement for solar panels, stainless-steel doors, laminated flooring, protective lighting mesh and the addition of epoxy sealant to exterior walls.
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – FEMA has obligated a total of $1.6 million through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to the V.I. Department of Public Works for the USVI Slope Stabilization Analysis project. This advance assistance project will identify locations throughout the Territory in need of slope stabilization systems and aligns with the Territorial Hazard Mitigation Plan. FEMA photo.
The barge Amelie is loaded with more than 11,000 cubic yards of construction and demolition and marine debris behind the Cancryn debris site at the island's shipping port. It will set sail for Freeport, Texas, where it will be unloaded around Thanksgiving, and then return to the Virgin Islands by mid-December, according to Ceres Environmental and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The marine debris was collected from displaced vessels off St. Thomas and St. John after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. FEMA / Eric Adams