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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 01:56 AM

USVI recovery anniversary report outlines progress since devastating 2017 hurricanes

ST CROIX, USVI — Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced that a first-year progress report has been published online about the status of the US Virgin Islands’ recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

“This is a road map in terms of where we were, where we are and where we are going with the recovery,” the governor said. “I was able to present a draft to top officials on my recent visit to Washington so that they could have a more complete understanding of our needs and progress. Our report was very well received.”

The USVI government has secured $8.5 billion in federal assistance for the territory’s recovery.

“We are rebuilding much of our infrastructure with an eye to the future,” Mapp said. “Resiliency and sustainability are what’s critical.”

Read more: https://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/2018/10/26/usvi-recovery-anniversary-report-outlines-progress-since-devastating-2017-hurricanes/

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