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FEMA building scientists have created a new series of Recovery advisories to show homeowners, contractors, builders and others techniques to make structures more wind and flood resistant.
Damage to structures from hurricanes Maria and Irma could have been prevented or significantly reduced with different construction techniques. Applying the lessons and ideas in these advisories can help people and communities be better prepared for the next hurricanes, able to recover faster and at less expense.
Download Hurricane Irma and Maria USVI Recovery Advisories:
RA 1 - USVI - Rebuilding Your Flood-Damaged House
RA 2 - USVI - Attachment of Rooftop Equipment in High-Wind Regions
RA 3 - USVI - Installation of Residential Corrugated Metal Roof Systems
RA 4 - USVI - Design, Installation and Retrofit of Doors Windows and Shutters
RA 5 - Rooftop Solar Panel Attachment: Design, Installation, and Maintenance
How to Help
Thank you for your interest in helping the survivors of Hurricane Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands. To help people affected by the hurricanes, visit @nvoad’s page for a listed of trusted organizations.
To make the most of your contributions, please follow our guidelines to learn the most effective and safest ways to donate cash, goods, or time following a disaster.
Helping Children Cope
Children may cope more effectively with a disaster when they feel they understand what is happening and what they can do to help protect themselves, their family, and friends. Here’s how you can help them cope.