The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will complete collection of vegetative and construction/demolition debris from roadside rights-of-way in St. John and St. Thomas on March 15.
USACE, under assignment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will oversee reduction and transport of all vegetative debris for disposal. At the request of the territorial government, vegetative debris will be transported to a disposal location either in or outside the continental United States. The vegetation will be reduced to a size and disposition required by the receiving facility.
On St. Croix, the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works is managing rights-of-way debris pickup and the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority is responsible for temporary debris sites and disposal. March 7 was the last day for pickup.
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To donate or volunteer, contact the voluntary or charitable organization of your choice through the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) at www.nvoad.org. For those who wish to help, cash donations offer voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands also has the “Fund for the Virgin Islands” at www.USVIrecovery.org.