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Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice on St. Thomas and St. Croix

Release date: 
March 20, 2018
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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:





St. Croix

Gallows Bay Hardware

5020 Anchor Way


March 19 – March 24

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

St. Thomas

Home Depot

1-2 Donoe Road 4000

March 19 ­– March 24

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Find more information about strengthening property at

FEMA specialists can offer general guidance regarding flood-insurance. Flood insurance is an important part of hurricane preparedness. FEMA grants are not intended to cover all losses.

To get in touch with FEMA, call the Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362. Those who use TTY may call FEMA directly at 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available. The phone line is staffed from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice


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To donate or volunteer, contact the voluntary or charitable organization of your choice through the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) at  For those who wish to help, cash donations offer voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands also has the “Fund for the Virgin Islands” at

Last Updated: 
March 20, 2018 - 08:26