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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 03:54 AM

President Trump Declares USVI a 'Major Disaster,' Paves Way for Increased Federal Funding

WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the territory, triggering the release of federal funds to mitigate the health and economic devastation brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The declaration designates federal assistance to be used for emergency aid related to health care efforts of Coronavirus and peripheral issues arising from the pandemic. The federal assistance will be administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will provide 75 percent federal funding for all islands in the Territory.

Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. also has requested federal aid for persons and households affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and that request for individual assistance currently is under review by the federal government.

“While this is welcome relief and will assist our efforts to contain the spread of the virus, this declaration is not as expansive as we have hoped,” Bryan said. “The measures required to effectively respond to the health crisis have created an economic crisis across the nation and in our territory and we are hoping for additional support for our dislocated workers, small businesses owners, farmers and fishermen.”

Read more: https://vifreepress.com/2020/04/president-trump-declares-usvi-a-major-disaster-paves-way-for-increased-federal-funding/

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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 04:16 AM

1. But Puerto Rico Got Paper Towels n/t

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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 04:29 AM

2. Trump is so stupid

that he thinks that there are actually virgins there waiting for his arrival.

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