WAPA Begins Installation of Four New Wartsila Generators
Four new generating units have arrived in the territory and are being positioned at the Randolph Harley Power Plant on St. Thomas. Once installed, these new units will provide more reliable electrical service to the St. Thomas – St. John district.
VIWMA Receives Wastewater Replacement Approval for St. Croix
After three years of negotiations, voluminous documentation and numerous site visits, FEMA has provided official notification approving the replacement of the entire wastewater system on the island of St. Croix.
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.
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.
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.
The website for the Office of Disaster Recovery was first launched in August 2019 just six months after the office opened in February. The site has seen several changes since its inception. Today you are seeing what has been in development for several months, and we are excited about the new updates. Everyone on our team, serving in their capacities, has worked to see these additions to completion.
The Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery’s Priority Projects Page provides the status of critical infrastructure projects across the Territory and establishes a continuous point of information to the general public.