FEMA offering free advice on fixing storm-hit homes

As Virgin Islanders repair and rebuild their hurricane-damaged homes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering free consultations and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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.

Advisers will be available on St. Thomas this week at:

• West Bay Supermarket — From 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

• Home Depot — From 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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

FEMA specialists can offer general guidance regarding flood insurance, which is a critical part of hurricane preparedness.

FEMA grants are not intended to cover all losses.

Magistrate to hold hearing for BVI liquor licenses

The licensing magistrate will hold a special sitting of the Magistrate’s Court in the British Virgin Islands on June 1 for the purpose of hearing and determining applications for licences for the sale of liquor.

The sitting will be at 10 a.m. June 1 at the court sitting at John’s Hole.

Impacted business establishments can call 284-468-4360 for more information.

WAPA outage scheduled

for Castle Burke today

The V.I. Water and Power Authority has scheduled a service interruption for a portion of St. Croix Feeder 9A, affecting residents in Castle Burke, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Electrical service will be interrupted to approximately 84 customers in Estate Castle Burke, according to a press release WAPA issued.

The service interruption will allow WAPA’s contractor Haugland Energy to update the utility’s conductors, wiring and transformers in the Castle Burke community.