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Plaskett Has Begun Efforts to Secure Massive Aid Package for V.I. After Irma Destruction

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement about the massive aid package she intends to push for to help Virgin Islanders recover from Hurricane Irma:

“Hurricane Irma is a historic storm of incredible magnitude that has ravaged many of the islands in the Caribbean including our Virgin Islands, and the magnitude of this storm requires full attention and support for our territory.  People have lost their homes, vehicles, photographs and important personal possessions that can never be replaced.  Many areas of our Virgin Islands have been decimated and are in great need of help.

“This is why I am spearheading the effort to bring emergency federal dollars to the Virgin Islands, which is reeling from this catastrophic storm.  I will be immediately sending a letter urging the White House to empower and direct FEMA to waive its reimbursement procedures, and provide advance financial disbursements to the local government of the Virgin Islands, as well as non-governmental organizations and displaced individuals recovering from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma.

“Right now, thousands of people are feeling the effects of one of the most catastrophic storms ever to strike the Caribbean region.  Hurricane Irma has toppled buildings and leveled many homes. Making the Virgin Islands whole again will require a massive and coordinated effort spanning the course of many months and years.  I will soon be meeting with local and federal officials to determine the amount of aid needed in order to make the lives of Virgin Islanders whole again.

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“As we did following Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, Americans must once again come together with compassion and care.  The President and my colleagues here in Congress have said that Virgin Islands will have everything it needs.  Moving forward, I remain hopeful that President Trump and my colleagues here in Congress will deliver on their words to support the people of the Virgin Islands.”

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  1. I would like to be envolved in any aide package transport and distribution to St Thomas and St John,I have experience in theses waters And the waters between the BVIs and outlining island.Having lived over 15 years in the region as far south as Venezuela…Im a licensed Coast Guard Captain and merchant seaman. Wiper 10000 ton.If I can be off assistance please contact me I have many local contacts on StJohn Please feel free to reach out to me as I would like to expedite the needed equiptment post storm.Capt Glenn P Allison cel phone 352-514-2143 email pbgaja @windsream.net

    have man contacts there and in the ports of Miami and Palm each.

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