NEWS UPDATE: Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery” Releases New Website
Last updated: June 17, 2019
WAPA Announces Work to Start on St. John Underground Electric Project
On July 14, 2021, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority will begin work on a project to underground electrical equipment in Cruz Bay. This is one of several enhancements to the electrical system funded by FEMA and HUD in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricanes.
HMGP Awards DPW $1.9M to Mitigate Flooding on St. John
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, awarded the Department of Public Works up to $1,906,374 to construct a retaining wall and install a drainage system at Fish Fry Drive on St. John.
Terminal Upgrades to Provide Modern Comforts at Rohlsen Airport
ODR Director Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien recently caught up with Civil Engineer Tafari Nelson of the Virgin Islands Port Authority for an update on the first of four phases of repairs and upgrades at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix.
The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Federal Emergency Management Agency through its Public Assistance Program has approved $11,607,385 to refurbish the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works Anna’s Hope Compound on St. Croix and their office building on St. John.
Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol, of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, is pleased to report that the VI Historic Recovery Program closed its intake for Step 1 Questionnaire Applications on March 31, 2021.
FEMA Obligates $61M to VIHA to Restore Housing Communities
The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Virgin Islands Housing Authority has been obligated $61,056,862 to continue the renovation of housing communities devastated during the 2017 hurricane season.
FEMA Obligates $1.8M for Repairs to St. Croix Libraries
ODR announces the obligation of $1,813,143 by FEMA to the DPNR to complete repairs and replace damaged contents at the Florence A. Williams Public Library in Christiansted and Athalie M. Petersen Public Library in Frederiksted on St. Croix.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, recently awarded up to $4,123,164 to the University of the Virgin Islands to retrofit the dormitories and library on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas.
2020 Annual Progress Report for Hurricanes Irma and Maria
The Office of Disaster Recovery, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor, announces the release of the 2020 Annual Recovery Progress Report for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This year’s iteration marks the Territory’s forward momentum from September 2019 to September 2020.
Within the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority serves as the center of coordination for the anticipated $8 billion of federal funding over the next few years to support recovery efforts from the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria.