The situation in brief as of 8:00 p.m.
Monday, July 8:
Preliminary reports from federal disaster
response personnel in the U.S. Virgin Islands indicate numerous homes
have been damaged, many of them still undergoing repairs from Hurricane
Marilyn. All three airports are closed, and navigational instruments
at the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico are operating only for emergency
landings on one runway. Air traffic control has been turned over
to FAA controllers in Miami.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), which is responsible for coordinating the federal government's