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 7, 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:





St. Croix

K-Mart Frederiksted

Remainder Matriculat

March 8 – March 12

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

St. Thomas

Food Center

6195 Estate Frydenhoj, Suite 26A

Red Hook

March 7 – March 12

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

Find more information about strengthening property at

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