October 22, 2017 6:31 pm Last modified: 6:19 pm

Local government

WAPA Issues Important Boil Water Advisory for Estate White Lady, Frederiksted

Lab tests taken Oct. 4 of water samples confirmed the presence of e. coli bacteria.
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VIWMA Notifies Community of Its Temporary Contact Number

VIWMA's Williams Delight office is no longer open due to severe damage from Hurricane Maria.
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IRS Allows Filing Extensions for Victims of Hurricanes Irma, Maria

Taxpayers who have a valid extension and are in or affected by a federally declared disaster area may be allowed more time to file. Currently, taxpayers impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria qualify for this relief. See the disaster relief page on www.IRS.gov for details.
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WAPA Gives Restoration Update for October 4

WAPA continues to work jointly with Viya, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority, viNGN, and the Department of Public Works on a clean-up initiative across the territory.
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Residents Displaced From HUD Housing May Be Eligible for FEMA Help

U.S. Virgin Islanders who were directly impacted by hurricanes Irma or Maria and were receiving rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before the storms should register with FEMA.
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U.S. Virgin Islanders Urged to Return SBA Loan Packets

Virgin Islands survivors of Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Maria who apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
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Crown Bay from above, before Hurricane Irma. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

VIPA Looks At Protecting Tenants, Port After Hurricanes

While working to protect tenants affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the V.I. Port Authority board also decided to amend its future lease agreements to include some protection for the port against tenants filing for bankruptcy.
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IRS Provides Tax Relief to Residents of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

The relief extends the usual 14-day absence period to 117 days, beginning Sept. 6 and ending Dec. 31, for the presence test for residency under the tax rules.
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Proper Cleanup Following Hurricanes Can Reduce Mold, Minimize Health Risks

U.S. Virgin Islanders could encounter dangerous mold while cleaning up their homes after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Survivors can successfully remove mold and protect themselves and their families by taking a few basic precautions.
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Contractors install roofting material for Project Blue Roof in this Florida photo from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Feds Help Dig Territory Out from Under, Respond to Blue Roof Criticism

Hurricanes Irma and Maria buried the territory under an estimated 1.2 million cubic yards of natural and man-made waste, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing efforts to collect and remove the debris.
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