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Research Study Seeks to Learn How Vulnerable St. Thomas-St. John District Residents Are Recovering From…

Staff Consortium | March 01, 2021

A research study is underway which is focused on examining how vulnerable St. Thomas-St. John residents are bouncing back from the collective impacts of the 2017 hurricanes and Covid-19 pandemic, according to a release issued last week. This study is being conducted through the combined efforts of the University of Florida, University of Maryland, and the Roy L Schneider Regional Hospital.   The release states that unprecedented events like back to back Category 5 hurricanes or a global pandemic, on their own are enough to cause a wide range of hardships for individuals and families. But two major hurricanes and a pandemic within a three year time-frame of each other even further increases the risk for economic, social, and health problems.   Nevertheless, despite all of the challenges, some people adjust and adapt better than others to cumulative…

In Major Development, FEMA Releases $76.5 Million…

Ernice Gilbert | February 09, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is set to release $76.5 million to contractors owed for work…

FEMA Removes Manual Drawdown Requirement for Federal…

Staff Consortium | February 03, 2021

Governor Albert Bryan and the Office of Disaster Recovery announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency…

Puerto Rico Receives $6 Billion to Help Prepare for…

Staff Consortium | February 03, 2021

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is slated to receive more than $6 billion in federal funds…

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