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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.

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.

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:

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

Release Number:
NR 018

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.

01 Oct 2017 description

Release date: September 30, 2017
Release Number: HQ-17-152

WASHINGTON – Since Hurricane Maria impacted the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to work in support of the Islands.

25 Sep 2017 description

NO FLOODED AREAS DETECTED

Map Information

Maria is the sixth hurricane to have formed in the Atlantic Basin this sea son. Rainfall on many of the islands on Maria ’s path could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. In the Dominican Republic, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has convened in advance of Hurricane Maria and has already placed 20 provinces on alert for hurricane conditions. Authorities are evaluating priority evacuation zones.

20 Sep 2017 description
  • 16,223 Total Households Exposed

  • $2.6 Billion Total Capital Exposure

  • 51,916 Total Population Exposed

Population, capital expense, and household estimated calculated by the PDC GEM model and based on area exposed to peak wind gusts greater than 104 mph (Widespread Damage and greater) as identified by TAOS.

14 Sep 2017 description

St. Croix, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating a major federal effort in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to rush much-needed care and commodities to Hurricane Irma survivors while supporting the restoration of basic services.

One week since Hurricane Irma tore through the Virgin Islands, FEMA continues to work with the federal family, as well as territorial, local, private sector and voluntary agency partners, to respond to immediate survivor needs while jumpstarting the longer-term recovery effort.