Confronting a tropical cyclone ... Trump declares a state of emergency in the Virgin Islands

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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening declared a state of emergency in the US Virgin Islands, and ordered federal assistance to supplement response efforts to counter a possible tropical cyclone.

A statement issued by the White House, on its website, on Wednesday evening, stated that the announcement will allow the Ministry of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts aimed at alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the state of emergency for the local population, and providing appropriate assistance for emergency measures. , Save lives, protect property, health and public safety.

The declaration of a state of emergency on the Virgin Islands also authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to identify, mobilize and provide equipment and resources to mitigate the effects of the emergency.

The White House stressed that emergency protection measures limited to direct federal assistance and collective care compensation, including evacuation, and shelter support, would be provided with federal funding of 75 percent.