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Here Are The Relief Distribution Points Across the USVI

Distribution points are only open when curfew is lifted. This is current as of Friday, Sept. 22.
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V.I. Water and Power Authority truck

WAPA Restoration Update for Friday

There is limited electricity being distributed on St. Thomas. Portions of five feeders are presently energized. WAPA is also providing electrical service to the Cyril E. King Airport and Schneider Regional Medical Center.
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Crew from Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier offloads supplies in St. John. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Maria First Fatality Noted; St. Thomas/St. John Curfew Shortened

The V.I. Government Friday suspended the curfew for St. Croix from noon to 4 p.m. to allow residents to get supplies. But for many residents, still suffering from the lashing Hurricane Maria gave the island Wednesday morning, it was an exercise in frustration. One of the four emergenc
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A security team from the National Forest Service is on St. John to help the recovery effort.

St. John ‘Still In Purely response Phase,’ FEMA Official Says

St. John has at least five days of food and water stored, and further relief supplies are on the way, according to John Covell, who is coordinating FEMA's response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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Public Works to Give Out Tarps on St. Thomas Through Contractors

The Department of Public Works plans to give out tarps to those who need them on a sign-up basis, with contractors installing them.
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Starting to Stir: Barges Moving; Stores Opening, Ports Still Closed

The winds and rain have died down across the territory and curfew lifted for a few hours. Search and rescue crews are arriving and crews are beginning to clear some of the debris on battered St. Croix.
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Unidentified members of FEMA search and rescue team members from Virginia making plans while inspecting a map of St. Croix (Photos courtesy of the V.I. National G

Federal Search and Rescue Arrives on St. Croix

Federal search and rescue teams that spent the past two weeks in St. Thomas and St. John after Hurricane Irma and have arrived on St. Croix and started work in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the V.I. National Guard reported Friday afternoon.
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Mail Handout Service Saturday

There will be handout service for mail on Saturday in St Thomas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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IRS Announces Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Maria in U.S. Virgin Islands

Victims of Hurricane Maria that took place beginning on Sept. 16 in parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Updates: How to Check on Status of Friends, Family

To help check on the status of friends and families, the American Red Cross has activated a ‘Safe and Wellness’ web and text ability for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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