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Tue May 28, 2019, 08:26 AM

FEMA Approves $80 Million Request to Fund Replacement of JFL Hospital on St. Croix

ST. CROIX ó Governor Albert Bryan Jr. on Tuesday announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would cover the cost of replacing the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital (JFL) on St. Croix after it sustained severe damage during hurricane Maria in September 2017.

The announcement was first made by Mr. Bryan during his interview with The Consortiumís Ernice Gilbert this afternoon, where he also announced the funding to be $80 million.

FEMA has reviewed the proposed replacement of Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and found the actual replacement cost is eligible, as the estimated repair cost exceeds 50 percent of the estimated replacement cost. The move to have FEMA fund the cost of replacing the hospital began under the Mapp administration following the devastating storms of 2017.

According to Government House, Mr. Bryan welcomed the news and thanked FEMA for its continued support to the territory in the post-hurricane rebuilding effort.

Read more: https://viconsortium.com/breaking-news/fema-approves-80-million-request-to-fund-replacement-of-jfl-hospital-on-st-croix/

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