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Gov. Kenneth Mapp

STT-STJ Curfew -Free Movement 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has shortened the curfew for St. Thomas and St. John to allow free movement from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as of Friday.  The St. Croix curfew is not shortened on an ongoing basis, but Mapp has suspended it for Friday from noon to 4 p.m.
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FEMA has shipments of supplies ready to come into the territory as soon as the ports and airport are open. (FEME photo)

Schools, Medical Facilities Hit Hard by Maria

The Juan F. Luis Hospital was severely damaged and all 65 patients there will be evacuated beginning Friday with the help of the U.S. military, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday.
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The Slim Mans parking lot in Cruz Bay shows the effects of Hurricane Maria. (Amy Roberts photo)

St. John – Clinic Is Springing Leaks, But Seeing Patients

The Myrah Keating Smith Clinic held up through the onslaught of Hurricane Maria Wednesday, a week after taking the worst Hurricane Irma had to offer, but officials are now wondering if it's still up to its task.
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No USVI or Puerto Rico Mail Service on Friday

There will be no mail services in the USVI or in Puerto Rico on Friday, according to U.S. Postal Service representative Maureen Marion.
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WAPA Updates Information on Electricity, Potable Water Situations Post Hurricane Maria

Over the next few days, WAPA will be assessing the damage to the electrical transmission and distribution systems in both districts as well as on Hassel Island and Water Island.
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VA Caribbean Healthcare System Employees Report to Work Friday

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System, which provides medical service to U.S. veterans throughout the Caribbean, has ordered all employees to report Friday for a regular working day.
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U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Immediate Grants, Assistance for Hurricane Maria Recovery

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has directed the department to assist the residents and businesses in affected areas; the department will continue to work cooperatively with the territories to assess needs as they develop.
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HUD to Assist U.S. Virgin Islands Victims of Hurricanes

HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the U.S. Virgin Islands and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Maria.
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VA Employees Required to Report to Duty on Friday

All employees are required to report tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 22) to a regular working day.
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A power pole tilts precariously over Queen Street in Frederiksted. (Photo from Angel Santiago's Facebook page)

Looting Happened on St. Croix; Police and Guard Out in Force

Multiple witnesses have said stores and restaurants in Frederiksted, Christiansted and Gallows Bay were broken into and looted Wednesday, including scuba shops and tourist boutiques.
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