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Homeland Security Wants To Hear From People With Disabilities on St. Thomas Next Week

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will host a meeting from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the Yacht Haven Grande, 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas.

DHS is interested in hearing about the experiences of community members with disabilities and others during Hurricane Maria on St. Thomas.

Hearing about these experiences will help the efforts of Homeland Security to improve preparedness, response and recovery in future disasters for all communities. During the May 16 meeting, the people will hear from DHS and FEMA officials, according to a press release from the V.I. Developmental Disabilities Council Inc.

Anyone who wants to participate, please RSVP by May 11 by sending an email to Kimberly Bandy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: or calling (202) 841-6935.

To request an accommodation to participate in this meeting, respond by email immediately.

Yvonne D. Petersen, executive director of V.I. Developmental Disabilities Council Inc./ email: or call 773-2323, ext. 2137.

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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