Commercial flights resume in St Thomas; progress continues on power restoration, road clearing, debris collection

Noting “today was a better day than it was yesterday”, Governor of the US Virgin Islands Kenneth Mapp reported on Thursday that, not only were roads being cleared, but also debris was being collected from the sides of the roads. The restoration of power, he added, was “inching its way forward”, while the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), working with local counterparts, was progressing with its provision of water to homes.

Updating members of the media at his daily press conference following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated large swaths of the territory, Mapp also reported St Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport opened to commercial flights as planned with both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines operating services to the mainland United States on Thursday.


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