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V.I. GETS DISASTER DECLARATION, $963,554 FEMA GRANT

Feb. 14, 2003 – Inspection has been completed of facilities on St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island that were damaged in the November heavy rains, Ira R. Mills, the governor's authorized representative for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said.
As of Feb. 13, "eligible grant funding from FEMA … is $963,554," Mills said in a release, and the success of the territory's participation in the preliminary damage assessment from that event has resulted in Gov. Charles W. Turnbull receiving a disaster declaration by U.S. President George W. Bush.
Subgrants to applicable entities under the FEMA Public Assistance Program are expected to be issued very shortly," Mills said. He thanked his staff in the Office of Management and Budget's public assistance unit, and FEMA, for their diligence in expediting the inspections.

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Feb. 14, 2003 - Inspection has been completed of facilities on St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island that were damaged in the November heavy rains, Ira R. Mills, the governor's authorized representative for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said.
As of Feb. 13, "eligible grant funding from FEMA … is $963,554," Mills said in a release, and the success of the territory's participation in the preliminary damage assessment from that event has resulted in Gov. Charles W. Turnbull receiving a disaster declaration by U.S. President George W. Bush.
Subgrants to applicable entities under the FEMA Public Assistance Program are expected to be issued very shortly," Mills said. He thanked his staff in the Office of Management and Budget's public assistance unit, and FEMA, for their diligence in expediting the inspections.

Publisher's note : Like the St. John Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much -- and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice ... click here.