As Virgin Islanders repair or rebuild their hurricane-damaged homes, FEMA is offering free consultations and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

Starting Feb. 28, specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Advisors will be available at the following locations, dates and times:





St. Croix

47 Mars Hill Road


Feb. 28 – March 5

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Thomas

Coral World Ocean

6450 Coki Point Rd.

Feb. 28 – March 5

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find more information about strengthening property at

FEMA specialists can offer general guidance regarding flood-insurance policies and offer technical assistance to aid in recovery. 

To get in touch with FEMA, call the Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362. Those who use TTY may call FEMA directly at 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available. The phone line is staffed from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice