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USVI Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan Townhall Meetings to be Held

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) encourage community members to attend a series of upcoming public town hall meetings on the launch of the USVI Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan (HMRP).

Every five years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires states and territories to update their Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan presents a series of strategies for the USVI to reduce risks and quickly recover from the hazards it has been enduring for centuries.

UVI and the VI Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) seek to enhance and build supportive arrangements between planners, citizens and territorial agencies through this approach.

These statements of need are presented for review, and residents attending the sessions will have the opportunity to provide input to define a pathway for risk reduction and resilience.

Three in-person sessions are scheduled for:

St. John

  • May 7, 2024 – Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

St. Croix

  • May 14, 2024 – UVI Medical Simulation Center | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

St. Thomas

  • May 16, 2024 – St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Virtually – Zoom

·         Meeting ID: 948 2687 2681

·         Passcode: 361106

Any inquiries can be emailed to usvihmrp@gmail.com or call 693-1696.

For more information, visit https://reslientvi.org.

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