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Debris Removal Operations Progressing With a $10 Million Boost From FEMA

FEMA is providing more than $10 million in expedited funding to support efforts by the U.S. Virgin Islands government and federal partners to clean up and remove the large quantities of debris left by the hurricanes.
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Sen. Janelle Sarauw joins Vernon Araujo in off-loading and distributing supplies to residents.

Family Resource Center’s Supply Drive Focuses on Residents’ Immediate Needs

Along with My Brother's Workshop and several other non-profits, the Family Resource Center has been active on island and off with local disaster relief efforts, including assembling roomful of supplies ranging from electronics to diapers.
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My Brothers Workshop pitched in to serve residents after hurricanes. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

V.I. Non-Profits Struggle to Serve in the Wake of Devastating Storms

Like other segments of the population, the V.I.’s non-profit community was hit hard by September's double hurricane, but charitable groups don’t have the option of closing for business while they make repairs.
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Viya opening Customer Experience Centers Monday

Viya, the V.I.-based telecommunications and cable company, will open its Customer Experience Centers Monday on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
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Dog Gone: International Group Helps Evacuate St. John’s Abandoned Pets

The Animal Care Center, a local veterinarian and the International Fund for Animal Welfare have shipped a load of abandoned dogs and cats from St. John to New Hampshire, where they will be available for adoption.
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EOC and Army Corps of Engineers Encourage Residents to Register for Operation Blue Roof

Operation Blue Roof, which assists eligible homeowners with temporary roof repairs, is a program that FEMA tasks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to implement. It is currently available at no cost to eligible primary homeowners
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Organizers Cancel Carlos Aguilar Match Race for 2017 Due to Hurricanes

Damage to the island from back-to-back major hurricanes less than a month ago has put a definitive damper on hosting a grade one event in less than two months.
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Duncan Distributing Food Sunday in Frederiksted

NBA superstar and St Croix native Tim Duncan will return to his roots Sunday, distributing food in Frederiksted.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp speaks at Friday’s news conference. (Jamie Leonard photo)

Paperwork Hassles Frustrate Some Trying to Bring Generators into USVI

With power restored to only 22 percent of St. Thomas and 12 percent of St. Croix, private generators are in high demand, but paperwork hassles are frustrating some who are spending good money to bring more into the territory.
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The RTPark building on UVI's St. Croix campus sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Maria.

RTPark is Damaged, But Still Committed to Economic Development

The Research and Technology Park building on St. Croix was the multimillion dollar jewel of the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus. But its accolades for energy efficiency were no match for the wrath of Hurricane Maria.
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