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10 Dec 2017 description

Release date: December 9, 2017

Release Number: NR 62

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – U.S. Virgin Islanders affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria now have until January 8, 2018to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

07 Dec 2017 description

Release Number: NR 58

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – After Hurricane Irma devastated much of St. Thomas and St. John three months ago, St. Croix became a base of operations for first responders, who began life-saving and life-sustaining missions to support survivors. But within two weeks, fierce winds and torrential rains from Hurricane Maria struck St. Croix, devastating even more infrastructure and services. Hurricane Maria caused further complications to the response for emergency workers and residents across the territory.

18 Nov 2017 description

Release Number: NR 048

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Since hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the U.S. Virgin Islands in September, more than $11.2 million in federal and territorial recovery grants has been disbursed to eligible homeowners and renters for temporary housing assistance and other needs.

16 Nov 2017 description

Release Number: NR-047

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – They’ve come from as far away as Washington and California to help Virgin Island survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Young women and men from AmeriCorps are taking on some of the toughest jobs in hurricane recovery – mucking out sodden homes, cleaning up debris and working on rooftops to make emergency repairs.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

03 Nov 2017 description

Release date: November 3, 2017

Release Number: NR 038

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands — Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) across the U.S. Virgin Islands have reached a milestone, topping 10,000 visits in the few weeks since the first one opened on October 8.

02 Nov 2017 description

Crisis overview

Tropical Storm Maria formed in the central Atlantic Ocean and is the tenth most intense on record. At its peak, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across the north-eastern Caribbean, and is considered to be the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica. It also caused catastrophic damage in Puerto Rico.

02 Nov 2017 description
report RESET

Written by Tristan Rayner, 02-11-2017

In areas where supplies are scarce and infrastructure non-existent, could Field Ready's 3D printed solutions be the future of effective humanitarian aid?

Disaster relief is always a challenge, with humanitarian efforts hampered and people left isolated and displaced. Electricity and fresh water are scarce, while aid can take days or even weeks to arrive in disaster zones via fragmented supply chains. Infrastructure is often non-existent.

01 Nov 2017 description



Affected areas Kirkuk and Salah Din governorates
Cause of displacement Conflict
Figures More than 133,000 new displacements between 21 September and 17 October


31 Oct 2017 description

Release Number: NR 035

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Ongoing communications challenges throughout the Virgin Islands have made it difficult in some cases for FEMA’s housing inspectors to reach survivors to verify damages to their homes. A housing inspection is a critical step in getting assistance grants to eligible survivors – and more than 6,400 inspections have been completed so far.

Virgin Islanders who have registered with FEMA and are waiting to hear from a housing inspector can help make the connection happen in three ways:

30 Oct 2017 description


10 million People in Caribbean directly affected

2.5 million Puerto Rican residents without power, with food and clean water running low.

163 People reported dead or missing in Puerto Rico Sources: UN OCHA Caribbean Hurricane Report, Sept. 18, 2017, Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety, October 20, 2017


27 Oct 2017 description

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands — A fourth Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened today in St. Croix to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The new center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

The new DRC is located at:

27 Oct 2017 description

Release date: October 27, 2017

Release Number: NR 032

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands — A second Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened today in St. John to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

It is located at:

Town & Country Building, 8-1 Estate Emmaus, Coral Bay

The island’s first recovery center opened Thursday at:

U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature, St. John Annex, 1D Cruz Bay

23 Oct 2017 description

Release date:
October 23, 2017
Release Number:
NR 028

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands — A third Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened today in St. Thomas to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Like all DRCs in the Virgin Islands, the new center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until further notice. It is located at:

·Tutu Park Mall, 4605 Tutu Park Mall, Suite 233, Charlotte Amalie.

22 Oct 2017 description

Release Number: NR 027

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands have until December 18 to register for assistance with FEMA.

FEMA has granted the territorial government’s request to extend the deadlines and make the deadline the same for both disasters.

“We understand that the ongoing communications challenges and power outages have made it difficult for some Virgin Islanders to register with FEMA, and we want to ensure everyone has an opportunity,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer William Vogel.

18 Oct 2017 description

Release Number: NR 021

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to support the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and local community efforts to protect the life and safety of those in areas impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

18 Oct 2017 description

Release Number: NR 020

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Time is running out for Virgin Island hurricane survivors to sign up with Operation Blue Roof for free temporary roofing repairs to their homes. Friday, November 3, is the final day for residents on all U.S. Virgin Islands to apply.

17 Oct 2017 description

Release Number: NR 019

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened today in St. Thomas to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The new recovery centers are in different areas of the island for the convenience of survivors:

  1. New Hotel Company Omar Brown Fire Station, Conference Room #108, 100A Ross Taarenberg, Charlotte Amalie 2. Bordeaux Farmers Market, 109 East Bordeaux, Estate Bordeaux

Operating hours for both DRCs are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until further notice.

16 Oct 2017 description

UN-SPIDER at a glance

UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices conduct virtual meeting