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How Michael Bloomberg landed in the center of the Virgin Islands' hurricane recovery

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The billionaire former New York City mayor and his aides are helping a tiny U.S. territory navigate recovery after two storms devastate the islands.        

Terminix Ordered to Pay $10 Million After Poisoning Family With Lethal Gas

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The Esmonds were staying at a Virgin Islands resort when two exterminators fumigated their resort with a gas that was banned for indoor use in 1984.

Microsoft is using its TV White Spaces tech in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

TV White Spaces are unused blocks of spectrum located between the frequencies assigned to television stations. It can be used to created wireless broadband connections over great distances. Around the world, Microsoft has used TVWS to deploy wireless broadband in many developing countries. Show More Summary

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, far short of the aid some officials have called for.

Puerto Rico gets a rum tax break. Congress might make it even bigger

A shot of rum to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands? So says the U.S. tax code, which since 1917 has included a provision that sends taxpayer money … Click to Continue »

As U.S. territories struggle to restore power, senators push for modernization

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Senators said the power grids Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are trying to restore following massive hurricanes are old and should be modernized        

No electricity, homes in ruins: A reporter goes home and finds misery, hope and resilience in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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In a return to America's Paradise, a reporter finds the double-barreled disasters of Hurricanes Irma and Maria punished rich and poor alike.        

Betsy DeVos assesses school recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is visiting Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday to assess hurricane recovery and rebuilding efforts and talk to local officials about their plans to reopen schools or find other ways to resume learning for students. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Surfrider Staff Scientist Provides Hurricane Relief in St John US Virgin Islands

Along with Tortola, Saint Martin and Barbuda, Saint John was one of the Caribbean islands hit most severely by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, on September 6, 2017. Surfrider Foundation’s Staff Scientist, Katie Day, returns home to conduct water quality testing and help distribute water filtration systems.

Pepperdine Launches Disaster Relief Clinic

Pepperdine Law Launches Disaster Relief Clinic: Pepperdine Law has launched a Disaster Relief Clinic to serve people affected by the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as the wildfires in California. Professor Sophia Hamilton is leading the immediate responses with student volunteers through...

Post-Hurricane, Makers Are Designing DIY Solutions For Disaster Relief

FIeld Ready is trying to create systems where people on islands devastated by the recent hurricanes can invent and build their own solutions, without having to wait for assistance. When Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. Virgin Islands–12Show More Summary

Neither states nor nations, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands face rocky storm recovery

After Hurricane Irma and then Maria tore through the Caribbean islands, the United Nations swung into action with helicopters, food drops and multimillion-dollar recovery plans. But even though both Puerto … Click to Continue »

Hurricane Maria causes largest blackout in US history

More than a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — millions of residents still lack electricity, making it the largest blackout in American history, a report says. Read morel this | Linking Blogs | Comments

U.S. Navy Ships Complete Hurricane Relief Mission in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Navy ships USS Wasp and USS Oak Hill have been pulled from hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following a determination that the ships were no longer needed for the mission, the Navy announced Thursday. Show More Summary

Natural disasters damage victims’ goals and ambitions — which is why disaster relief is so important

September was the most active month on record for Atlantic hurricanes, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria drenching East Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and many Caribbean nations. Record rainfalls caused catastrophic damage. Beyond the immediate physical damage and loss of life, disasters can also cause long-term damage to disaster survivors and […]

Richard Branson's artificial reef project revealed

The Kodiak Queen forms the centrepiece of a unique new dive site and underwater sculpture called The Maverick BVI Art Reef, located just off Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

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