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Rebuilding plays a major role in economic recovery of the U.S. Virgin Islands

The territory's governor expects storm recovery and reconstruction to last four or five years.
Laura Forbes prepares to load cleaning supplies onto a ferry taking them to her mother St. Thomas more than a week after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Christiansted, St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. 
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Already vulnerable Puerto Rico struggles to recover from hurricanes

Sep 26, 2017
President Donald Trump today said he’ll head to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday to survey damage from Hurricane Maria. Some 3.5 million residents in Puerto Rico remain without power. Food and water are scarce in the…