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Dept. of Public Works to Receive up to $1.9 Million From FEMA to Mitigate Flooding at Fish Fry Drive…

Staff Consortium | June 14, 2021

ST. JOHN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, has awarded the Department of Public Works up to $1,906,374 to construct a retaining wall and install a drainage system at Fish Fry Drive on St. John, the V.I. Office of Disaster Recovery has announced. The popular roadway lies to the west of the Theodore Eric Moorehead Marine Facility in Cruz Bay and is subject to recurring coastal and riverine flooding, O.D.R. said. After heavy rains, the sea rises, flooding the road, which leads to the breakdown of the shoreline and deterioration of the asphalt. According to the release, the project’s scope calls for the installation of a permanent retaining wall system along the shoreline to prevent erosion and a drainage system that will direct water from the road to the sea. These elements will allow the…

A Million Dollars for Vaccine Lottery While Seniors…

Kyle Murphy | June 10, 2021

Dept. of Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez during testimony at a Senate hearing Wednesday…

Disaster Recovery Moving at Snail's Pace as Four-Year…

Kyle Murphy | June 10, 2021

With just three months away from the fourth anniversary of the 2017 hurricanes' devastating impacts…

FEMA Awards USVI $26.4 Million for Road Repairs and…

Staff Consortium | June 09, 2021

The Office of Disaster Recovery announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, through…

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