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Some 531 Emergency Patients Were Airlifted From The Territory To The Mainland After Irma and Maria … Where Are They Now?
CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Juanita Edwards’s children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her here on St. Croix. The Big Island’s air would be salty and familiar: Before the monster storms of 2017, she had never left the Caribbean. But if she went home now, she would quickly die. Edwards, 84, requires
FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and American Red Cross Are ‘JACKASS AGENCIES’ Who Haven’t Recognized The ‘Scope’ Or ‘Urgency’ of The Disaster in the VI and PR
STANDING AROUND DOING NOTHING: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE) do what they do best — absolutely nothing! (Except repair Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s generator at Coakley Bay Condominiums.) CHRISTIANSTED — Some 28 years after Hurricane Hugo struck St. Croix, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is being called a
Wisconsin Sends Its Top Disaster Official To St. Thomas For Hurricane Recovery ‘Because It Will Get Full Power First’
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Wisconsin Red Cross is sending its top disaster official to assist with relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit. Marytha “Crazy Eyes” Blanchard will spend three weeks in St. Thomas distributing emergency supplies, reuniting families and providing hurricane victims with food
Mapp Says Schools Will Be The Priority For Electrical Restoration After Hospitals, Towns And Airports … Gives Kudos To Staff Showing Up To Work After The Storm
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,
RECOVERY TIMES: Virgin Islanders Have Dug Out Since Hurricane Maria, But The Government Still Leaves Debris In The Middle Of Main Roads
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.
Hurricane Irma Recovery For St. Thomas and St. John Residents Sticking It Out: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part
PARADISE LOST: Damaged houses line a hillside Monday in Old Tutu following Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas. CRUZ BAY — Hurricane Irma survivors on the hardest-hit islands in the Virgin Islands fear that they will be forgotten after the storm left “apocalyptic” destruction in its wake, wiping out homes and leaving
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD The Caribbean island nation of Haiti is once more in a first-class political mess. Its previous elected president, Michel Martelly, a former entertainer, stepped down in February with no successor in place. On June 14, the 120-day mandate of the provisional president, Jocelerme Privert, expired, with
Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children under age 5, after birth defects. For youngsters under 15, only traffic accidents are responsible for more deaths by injury. And while drowning rates have declined slightly since the turn of the century, blacks continue to die from drowning