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.
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.
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.
Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement
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.
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.
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Affected areas Kirkuk and Salah Din governorates
Cause of displacement Conflict
Figures More than 133,000 new displacements between 21 September and 17 October
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:
BY THE NUMBERS
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
NEW INFORMATION AND HIGHLIGHTS
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:
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
October 23, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
UN-SPIDER at a glance
UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices conduct virtual meeting
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Hurricane Irma or Maria survivors who have registered for disaster aid should remember that keeping in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could result in more timely assistance.
Washington, October 13th, 2017-- Leaders and representatives of CARICOM countries and territories, and international partners, including the international financial institutions, and the representatives of territories in the region, convened today in a high-level round table on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG), as part of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings.