26 Oct '17, 2pm

Corps provides key components to reopen #USVI schools for 1st time since Hurricanes. More:

Corps provides key components to reopen #USVI schools for 1st time since Hurricanes. More:

ST. CROIX, USVI - Schools across St. Croix opened their doors for the first time since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island, thanks in part to temporary emergency power, temporary roofing and infrastructure assessments completed by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. Schools throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands were not exempt from Hurricanes Irma and Maria's Category 5 destructive winds. With damaged roofs, complete loss of power, water damage and more, schools were in no shape for students. The U.S. Virgin Islands government determined schools to be critical infrastructure, which allowed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to call in its engineers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to assess school building infrastructures, deliver temporary power and install temporary roofing where needed across the territory. "You could tell from talking with them that the ch...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/195940/

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