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USVI Awarded $5.6 Million by Biden Administration to Fight Impacts of Climate Change

Staff Consortium | September 28, 2021

The U.S. Virgin Islands is set to receive just over $5.6 million of the $3 billion recently approved by President Biden to increase the nation’s resilience to the impacts of climate change, the Office of Disaster Recovery has announced. The investment has been made available for natural hazard mitigation measures across all 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. According to O.D.R., to confront the growing climate change crisis, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program will provide funding for mitigation projects to every state, tribe, and territory that received a major disaster declaration in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The territory’s total amount of $5,627,618 was based on a 4 percent calculation of the estimated total amount of FEMA Public Assistance awards as of June 1, 2021, according to the…

NOAA Expects No Impact to USVI From St. Vincent Volcano…

Ernice Gilbert | April 10, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Friday that it does not expect impact…

Weather System Projected to Bring Rain to USVI, Puerto…

Staff Consortium | October 14, 2020

The National Hurricane Center in a 2:00 a.m. forecast projected that a broad area of low pressure located…

Hazy Skies in USVI and Caribbean Caused by Large Saharan…

Staff Consortium | June 22, 2020

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite has observed a huge Saharan dust plume streaming over the North Atlantic…