St John continued on his way


St John went on

Because Patrick corbier, the head of the federal emergency management agency (FEMA), is leaving st. Louis. After John had been on the island for three months, he said things would get better every day.

“We spend a lot of money on the street,” Cornbill says. He noted that nearly 2,700 people have applied for aid and paid more than $4 million through various federal programs. The good news?

“There’s more,” he said.

The deadline for FEMA applications has been extended to January 8, and Cornbill is urging anyone affected by hurricane ilma or hurricane maria to apply for assistance.

Homeowners can get up to $17,000 for repairs after federal emergency management (FEMA) inspectors evaluate damaged homes. In some cases, FEMA may provide rent assistance.

Those who have lost more than $17,000 can apply for permanent housing solutions to “meet minimum standards of housing,” Cornbill said.

Eric Adams, an expert on media relations at Fema, said: “the permanent housing project is providing qualified survivors who have verified at least $17,000 in damage but have not seen their homes destroyed by the hurricane. Survivors of the permanent housing programme (PHC) will receive direct assistance in the rehabilitation of their main pre-disaster homes, replacing FEMA’s financial assistance.

“The estimated Labour and household maintenance costs shall not exceed $75,000. Maintenance will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The federal emergency management agency has urged homeowners to ensure that contractors are licensed, insured and given appropriate building permits. “Adams said.

Those who have lost more money can apply for low-interest SBA loans as a cost of rehousing, Cornbill stressed that applicants are not obligated to accept any loans from the SBA. He advised applicants to read SBA and FEMA letters carefully and not lose heart.

According to SBA officials, if an applicant is rejected, they can appeal, and their application will be considered “fresh eyes”. If the appeal is rejected, the applicant may be eligible for funding.

According to Cornbill, the blue roof project is being phased out after st. John installed more than 300 temporary roofs, with more than 3,000 temporary roofs across the city.

As of December 9, the federal emergency management agency had issued more than $35 million in subsidies to individual residents of the virgin islands, more than $107 million in SBA loans, and more than $109 million in public assistance.

Cornbill introduced his replacement, Kevin Stewart, and was greeted with rapturous applause at Wednesday’s weekly VITEMA briefing.

“I will not forget this wonderful, incredible community effort,” he said.

The ship

The coast guard said on December 1 that the sinking ship had run aground or that the deadline had passed, but coast guard officials still sent an email to, urging not to contact the owner immediately.

Bridgette brown, deputy director of st. John’s deputy operations, said the coast guard was working to clear 126 disabled boats from the island. Two stranded ships pulled out of cruz bay’s cruz bay on Tuesday.

The coast guard “shut down” 31 damaged ships, Mr. Brown said. Nine ships have been returned to their owners, and the coast guard is rebuilding 22 of them and plans to return them to their owners.

Derek, the head of st John’s operations, praised brown’s success and tracked down unclaimed car owners.

Brown said she had contacted Italian shipowners.

“It’s a community effort,” she said. “We have to understand someone, someone else, and so on.”

Owners of ships without insurance but without funds to capsize can apply to the coast guard for “special consideration”.

Exactly what will happen to the ship is still a question.

National park service incident commander Mark foster Foust said the agency is working with the coast guard to use st. Thomas park property in red hook temporary storage of ships.

National park service

According to Foust, the NPS accident command center is in decline.

“We need to start walking, which means dozens of park workers from around the country will move back,” VITEMA said in a Wednesday morning briefing.

Contractors are hired to begin rebuilding park service facilities damaged or damaged by hurricane Irma.

Chief ranger Rick Gupman says only four of the 19 park homes are now habitable. VINP staff temporarily assigned to other locations will return to st John because the house has been repaired or replaced.

Park officials also announced that the beaches of mahoe bay were open. The beaches of Francis and Lameshure bay are expected to open on Saturday. Park service personnel continue to monitor the quality of VINP beach.

The 27-mile trail was cleared from the park on Dec. 8, according to Tonia Lovejoy, director of friend development at the virgin islands national park.

“With the help of friends/VINP and our staff, we want all the roads, beaches and trails to be there before you leave,” Foust said.

Although the beaches are open, many facilities, including restaurants and bathrooms, remain closed. The main route is open, and park officials want the bathrooms and showers open as soon as possible.

– debris removal/road

Contractors and public engineers set a record on Tuesday to clear 974 cubic yards of debris every day. Witte/o ‘brien disaster expert Steve DE blasio said Monday’s record was 726 cubic yards.

Mr. DE blasio, who signed with Mr. Bloomberg shortly after the storm, said garbage was being cleared from private roads without doormen.

Pam Gaffin, a coral bay resident, praised bloomberg’s hires. They managed to get rid of 10,000 pounds of concrete and blocked the driveway after the storm. Before the storm, concrete supported a roadside culvert on her steep slope. “It took me three months to get it. “No one touches it,” she said.

Now, garfin is worried about the stability of route 10. “Nothing can stop the midline now,” she said.

Road conditions are a major problem for st. John. On Wednesday, kraus repaired a huge hole in front of the cruz bay market, but temporary repairs are only a short-term solution.

DE blasio said the hole that was filled in Adrian two weeks ago needs to be filled again.

“To solve this problem, we will have to replace Adrian’s culvert,” he said, which would involve closing the midline for some time. DeBlasio said it was planning another route.

Bloomberg’s free shuttle service also runs from cruz bay and coral bay in the morning and afternoon to reduce cross-island traffic.

Contractors are still collecting power lines left over from the road. One of his nightmares, DE blasio said, was that the wires would connect to the axle of the vehicle. This is another reason why the public should drive carefully. “Be patient; “It’s for a better island,” he said.

– hazardous waste collection

According to Pam Gallichio, the epa’s coordinator for community participation, the epa has created a special day for residents of coral bay to give up dangerous household waste. John.

On Saturday, residents were allowed to leave their batteries, paint, pesticides, televisions and computers, fluorescent lights and car oil at the coral bay fire station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, large appliances, medical and infectious waste, gas cylinders and other explosives or radioactive materials are not acceptable.

Epa will continue to collect hazardous waste at Myrah Keating Smith community health centre from 7.30am to 4.00pm. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 1-888-283-7626 or visit online.

The school

According to principal Marion lynch-esannason, freshmen are signing up for Julius e. At Sprauve school in kreutz bay. She said three students from the Dominican republic began classes last week.

Lynch-esannason said enrollment fell from more than 280 students in the 2016-17 academic year to more than 120 this year, but “attendance is good. The students are eager to come and the class is small. “Three teachers resigned after the hurricane.

Only 13 classrooms have been used because the main building’s classrooms were damaged and declared unsafe. The school is having double classes – primary school students in the morning and middle school students in the afternoon.

St John’s art school has extended its hours and offered free music, sports and arts courses.

The JESS Christmas concert will be held at 10 am on December 20.

If the storm did not ravage the island, who might have joined the school students, but went to Gifft mountain school, to those who wanted to study in the school and gave up those who needed students to start. Laurie Bottiger, the school’s director, announced that GHS would reopen its colonel on January 3rd. All students from grade K to grade 12 will enter the next campus.

The police

The assistant police chief of st John David caniani said the recovery was under way and that police appeals had generally been reduced.

Mr. Kaniani, who took the call from him on Sept. 14, said the cruz bay call at (340)693-8880 had been running for more than a month. St. John has no serious crime report. The only notable charge in two weeks was the burglary on December 5th, which led to immediate arrest.

Although there is no permanent police station, Cannonier said patrols regularly monitor the area.

The ferry. Ocean shipping; Water transport

Ferry services are charged by the hour until 8 p.m. Transportation services, however, are one of two franchises that often operate between red hook and cruz bay, requiring time to repair the ship.


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