The vulnerability of the U.S. Virgin Islands was fully realized in September 2017 when hurricanes Irma and Maria damaged thousands of buildings, dozens of critical facilities, and severely impacted many of our natural resources.

After the storms, and notwithstanding our collective dedication and round-the-clock efforts, it took many months for life in the territory to return to some degree of normalcy. Yet, we still have much more to do as our government and community groups continue to actively work to restore, redevelop, and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural, and environmental fabric of our community.