ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) throughout the islands will be closed

on Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018.

Those affected by hurricanes Irma or Maria are encouraged to visit a DRC for one-on-one assistance. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to answer questions and provide information on the types of federal help available to homeowners, renters and business owners throughout the islands who have experienced damages from the hurricanes.

Eight recovery centers are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours of operation will now be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The DRCs are located at:

o St.John
o Cruz Bay at the U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature, St. John Annex, 1D Cruz Bay o Coral Bay at the Town & Country Building, 8-1 Estate Emmaus

o St. Croix
o Christiansted at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 38-44 Castle Coakley
o Frederiksted at the Rotary Club West, 40 KA-KD Estate LaGrange
o Christiansted at the Old Post Office Building at Church and Company streets.

o St. Thomas
o Charlotte Amalie at the former Scotiabank, 81 CC & DD

Kronsprindsens Gade
o Charlotte Amalie at Tutu Park Mall, 4605 Tutu Park Mall, Suite 233 o Estate Bordeaux at the Bordeaux Farmers Market, 109 East

Bordeaux

Survivors have until the January 8, 2018 deadline to register with FEMA for assistance and apply for SBA disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes. Survivors with connectivity may register at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362. Individuals who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 800-462-7585 directly. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) may call 800-621-3362.

These toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (local time) seven days a week. Operators are standing by to assist survivors in multiple languages.