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November 25, 2019
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Governor’s Office, the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) led a Readiness and Resilience...
November 18, 2019
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Utilizing FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) recently provided its Division of...
August 28, 2019
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands to supplement territory and local response efforts to the emergency...
August 28, 2019
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump‘s emergency disaster declaration issued for the...
July 15, 2019
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – When a hurricane is approaching, senior citizens may need the assistance of family members or friends to be fully prepared. Barriers to preparation may be physical, emotional or...
July 11, 2019
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Houses of worship play a major role in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The faith-based community across the Virgin Islands is partnering with the Federal Emergency...
July 8, 2019
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, often without much warning. Disaster planning and emergency preparation efforts must involve children; educating...
May 21, 2019
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Pets and service animals cannot plan ahead for themselves, but when included in their families’ disaster preparedness plan, everyone is more likely to survive...
May 14, 2019
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands - The 2019 hurricane season begins June 1st through November 30th, with the peak occurring mid-August through late October. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency...
April 22, 2019
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $4.1 million to the territory for the Clinton Phipps Racetrack on St. Thomas.  Torrential flooding, storm...