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Hurricane damage from the 2017 storms remains at Arthur A. Richards. (Source file photo)

FEMA Approves Replacement Plans for Arthur A. Richards Junior High School

FEMA approved the replacement of the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School, damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. This approval allows the Department of Education to begin negotiating costs for the construction of a new school on St. Croix.
The view is about all that remains of this home on St. Thomas’ Northside, post Hurricane Irma. Photo by Kelsey Nowakowski.

Congress May Help Hurricane Victims Who Had to Repay Aid

A bill is making its way through Congress to prevent clawbacks of Federal Emergency Management Agency direct cash aid given in error, if there is no allegation of fraud.

Bryan Prioritizes Disaster Recovery, Medicaid Funding During Washington Visit

The expansion of Medicaid and funding for the ongoing recovery effort was the focus of Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s first day of meetings on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as Bryan and key members of his senior staff met with Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett and officials from the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Health and Human Services (HHS).

Gov. Bryan Bypasses Procurement Rules for Luis Hospital Work

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has issued an executive order declaring a state of public exigency for Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, according to the hospital.
George Hendricks stands outside his Whim home. Two years after Hurricane Maria took off his roof, blue tarp still covers the house. (Source photo by Wyndi Ambrose)

Remnants of Irma and Maria: Two Years Later, Blue Roofs Still Abound

Blue tarps are meant to last anywhere between 30 days and six months and yet, two years after Hurricane Maria, they still cover the homes of many of the territory’s residents in dire need of permanent roof repairs.

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