Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:32 am Last modified: 1:32 am

Local government

FEMA Advises It’s Okay to Clean Up Homes and Businesses Damaged by Hurricane

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inform homeowners, renters and business owners affected by Hurricane Irma on St. Thomas and St. John that it isn’t necessary to wait for a housing inspector before cleaning up. Whether that inspection is with FEMA, an insur
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FEMA Supporting Virgin Islands With Eligible Debris Removal Costs

FEMA advises homeowners who are cleaning up and removing household debris after the Hurricane Irma disaster to heed instructions from their territorial waste management authority.
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St. Croix Emergency Operations Center: Free WiFi Access Available on St. Thomas and St. John

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) and Viya are currently providing free WiFi access to the St. Thomas and St. John communities at the following locations.
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St. Croix Emergency Operations Center Updates Current Points of Distribution as of Sept. 16

The following are Point of Distribution (POD) for Commodities locations on St. Thomas and St. John.
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N.Y. Governor Deploys National Guard, State Police to U.S.V.I. After Touring Hurricane Irma Damage

One hundred members of the New York Army National Guard's 105th Military Police Company and 30 members of the N.Y. State Police will deploy to the U.S.V.I. this weekend to provide local authorities with security support on St. Thomas.
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St. Thomas’ Airport Remains Closed to Commercial Traffic

Commercial flights will resume at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas once the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is fully functional, according to VIPA.
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WAPA Releases Updates on Electrical Power and Potable Water

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority gives new information about the progress it is making on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.
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VIWMA Advises Residents on Sorting Waste; Cancryn Bin Site Reopens

VIWMA is requesting the community’s support in sorting waste that is being placed on the side of the roads.
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FEMA Encourages U. S. Virgin Island Residents to Register for Federal Assistance

Individuals, including homeowners, renters and business owners, from St. John and St. Thomas who suffered loss or damages due to Hurricane Irma may register for assistance online or by phone.
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U.S.V.I. Receives Waiver to Allow Purchase of Hot Food With SNAP Benefits

DHS Commissioner Felecia Blyden joins Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp in thanking the Food and Nutrition Service for its swift action in approving this waiver request.
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