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

Starting March 12, FEMA 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:

Island

Location

Dates

Hours

St. Croix

Plaza Extra West Superstore

#14 Plessen

Frederiksted

March 12 – March 17

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

St. Thomas

Price Mart

4400 Estate Charlotte Amalie

Charlotte Amalie

March 12 – March 17

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Find more information about strengthening property at https://www.fema.gov/protect-your-property.

FEMA specialists can offer general guidance regarding flood insurance. Flood insurance is an important part of hurricane preparedness. FEMA grants are not intended to cover all losses.

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 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice.