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Published On: Sat, Mar 17th, 2018

U.S. Virgin Islands: FEMA announces additional disaster assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands through an extension of increased federal funding, including direct federal assistance, to the Territory for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Irma beginning on September 5, 2017 and Hurricane Maria beginning on September 16, 2017.

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On September 26, 2017, the President authorized 100 percent federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for 180 days from the start of the incident period for Hurricane Irma beginning September 5, 2017.

On October 3, 2017, the President authorized a 100 percent federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for 180 days from the start of the incident period for Hurricane Maria beginning September 16, 2017.

On March 15, 2018, the President authorized an extension for 60 days for a 100 percent federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

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