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CHRISTIANSTED — Surviving a disaster can lead to psychological problems such as PTSD. Surviving two disasters, such as Hurricanes Irma and Maria, can make matters even worse. “The danger of these disasters lies not only in the tremendous loss of life and property, but also in the psychological toll they

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CRACKED! A WAPA pole is snapped in two near the Southgate Baptist Church on St. Croix’s East End. CHRISTIANSTED — In a feature story breaking today on the Internet, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) told The Weather Channel that less than two percent of St. Croix had been connected

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HOME AT LAST: John McInnis and Kenny Chesney’s boat captain, Ben, head to Jost Van Dyke, an island in the British Virgin Islands. McInnis is president of the Kenny Chesney Love for Love City Foundation, an organization set up in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma to help get aid here.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Regardless of whether the Atlantic Basin’s next tropical depression forms in the coming days, downpours will stream across the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico still enduring the long road to recovery after hurricanes Irma and Maria. A tropical system tracking from north of two territories to south of

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MISSING AT SEA: Scott and Jennifer Hansen have been missing and are presumed dead since last being seen on St. Croix the first day of Hurricane Maria’s passing — Sept. 19, 2017. CHRISTIANSTED — Friends and family say they are still holding out hopes — against all odds — that

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DEMOLISHED! John H. Woodson Junior High School near Mon Bijou on St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED — “Getting school open was a big step in the direction towards some sense of normalcy,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp told reporters Tuesday at Government House in St. Croix. While all schools were not ready to open,

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FREDERIKSTED — Tired, frustrated but upbeat. That’s how Clinton Brown of Chicago described residents on St. Croix. Brown is working as an American Red Cross volunteer here, helping after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. “People on the island are upbeat despite their hardship,” Brown wrote in one of several email exchanges.

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FREDERIKSTED — Three weeks after Hurricane Maria demolished St. Croix as a Category 5 storm at least 90 percent of the island still does not have electricity and many residents do not have running water or a place to stay to shelter them from torrential tropical rains that happen this

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CHRISTIANSTED — Another Category 5 storm is making no mistake about where the U.S. Virgin Islands are. Catastrophic Hurricane Maria, fresh off of clobbering Dominica last night, continued to make a beeline for St. Croix today. On Monday, weather weary and wary residents across the territory drove to stores seeking

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The local government for years has “redirected” money intended to help pay insurance claims after large disasters for other needs, raising the vulnerability of residents after Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Thomas and St. John two weeks ago and Hurricane Maria is poised to decimate St. Croix on

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