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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