Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Department of Finance Awarded $4.7M To Refurbish Offices On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that FEMA recently awarded the Department of Finance $4,694,496 to refurbish its offices on St. Thomas. The obligation will cover repairs to all five buildings and the parking area located in the historic district of Charlotte Amalie. These buildings house the financial hub of governmental operations. After […]

Myrah Keating Smith Health Center Gets FEMA Approval for $2.2M Replacement

CRUZ BAY — After months of continuous dialogue, FEMA has approved the Schneider Regional Medical Center’s multiple requests for the replacement of the Myrah Keating Smith Health Center on St. John. The medical facility will receive funding for full restoration to current industry standards. The Schneider Regional Medical Center received nearly $700,000 from FEMA to begin the […]

FEMA Gives $7.6M To VIHA To Repair Marley Homes and Additions: ODR

FREDERIKSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) has been obligated $7,613,710 to complete repairs to Marley Homes and Additions in Frederiksted. The funds obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program have been allocated to refurbish nineteen residential structures, as well as the […]

Bryan Requires BVIslanders To Show A Negative COVID Test Within Last 48 Hours

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At a press conference at the Public Finance Authority on St. Thomas today, Governor Albert Bryan issued new protocols for travel between the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands regarding proof of a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the USVI. Because of the ongoing aggressive increase of COVID-19 cases in the BVI, […]

FEMA Introduces New Director of the U.S. Virgin Islands Joint Recovery Office

CHRISTIANSTED — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has appointed Kristen Hodge to serve as the Director for U.S. Virgin Islands Joint Recovery Office. Hodge officially began June 20, 2021, and will focus on the Territory’s priorities to repair and rebuild its infrastructure with a focus on equity for a recovery that benefits the whole community. […]

FEMA Approves Replacement of the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After months of verbal assurances, FEMA provided official documentation on June 6, 2021, approving the full replacement of the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute in St. Thomas. Replacement signals that the two-story cancer facility can be reconstructed to industry standards in accordance with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This approval will lead to […]

FEMA, Coast Guard Meet With USVI Officials About Emergency Preparedness

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Top territorial and federal officials gathered recently on St. Thomas to see how the federal government could better help the territory in a disaster. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II Acting Administrator Thomas Fargione met with Gov. Albert Bryan and other leaders during the monthly Emergency Management Council meeting at the […]

USVI, Puerto Rico Inching Closer To Getting $2 Billion For Electric Grid Repairs

SAN JUAN — The federal government took another step on Monday towards releasing nearly $2 billion to repair Puerto Rico’s troubled electrical grid, part of a pool of money withheld from the island for years even as it struggled to recover from the devastation of 2017’s Hurricane Maria. The Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

FEMA Gives DPW $1.9 Million to Curb Flooding at Fish Fry Drive on St. John

CRUZ BAY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, awarded the Department of Public Works up to $1,906,374 to construct a retaining wall and install a drainage system at Fish Fry Drive on St. John. The popular roadway lies to the west of the Theodore Eric Moorehead Marine Facility in Cruz Bay […]

FEMA Gives DPW $26.3 Million To Address Flooding and Repair Roads

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, through its Public Assistance Program, awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works $26,394,709 for eight road projects in both the St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John districts. The obligations will cover costs to rebuild roads damaged by the onslaught […]