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Crew and volunteers load the Queen Elizabeth IV ferry with supplies and passengers for St. Thomas more than a week after Hurricane Irma made landfall Sept. 17, 2017 in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Crew and volunteers load the Queen Elizabeth IV ferry with supplies and passengers for St. Thomas more than a week after Hurricane Irma made landfall Sept. 17, 2017 in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit, more than 33,000 U.S. Virgin Islands residents are waiting for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance — more than one-third of the territory's population. Seventy-three percent of people there are still without power.

USA Today reporter Fredreka Schouten (@fschouten) grew up on St. Croix, and family members including her brother still live there. Schouten joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about her recent trip home.

This segment aired on November 14, 2017.

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