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September 10th, 2019
‘Disturbance 1’ could become Tropical Storm Humberto

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Currently along 42W and moving west towards the Lesser Antilles near 20 mph ‘Disturbance 1’ is now gradually featuring less atmospheric rotation and weaker thunderstorms.

September 7th, 2019
UPDATE: ‘Disturbance 1’ now 60% chance of tropical development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is reporting that one of three new disturbances in the Atlantic Region continues to show serious signs of development as it moves west towards the Lesser Antilles.

August 31st, 2019
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On August 31, 2019, at 4:45 am, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.9 that was felt in the Virgin Islands.

May 1st, 2019
4.0 magnitude earthquake affects VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 4.0 magnitude earthquake affected the Virgin Islands close to an hour ago, Wednesday May 1, 2019.

March 18th, 2019
Be in “Ready Mode” for 2019 hurricane season – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the 2019 hurricane season just three months away, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert is urging residents to take the necessary measures to be prepared while the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) do their parts.

January 25th, 2019
Oops rough seas, boaters beware!

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - A few days ago The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) issued a warning of high surf imminent going into this weekend, Saturday, January 26, 2019.

January 23rd, 2019
Life-threatening waves set to hit VI – DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service through the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has issued a high surf advisory for the VI with high surf imminent from tomorrow, Thursday, January 24, 2019.

November 20th, 2018
Forecasters say ‘choppy’ VI waters today, November 20, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Small craft/boat operators are being cautioned to avoid the seas today, November 20, 2018, since conditions exists which will create ‘choppy’ sea conditions in addition to accompanying waves reaching “1.8 to 2.4 metres or 6 to 8 feet.”

November 12th, 2018
UPDATE: Massive Atlantic storm increases intensity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) continues to monitor a massive weather system—Tropical Disturbance One—which now has a 50 per cent chance of development in the next 48 hours and is forecast to pass near or north of the Virgin Islands (VI) late Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

November 4th, 2018
VI rocked by magnitude 2.97 Earthquake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is taking the time to remind the Virgin Islands (VI) community that we live in a seismically active zone, which makes the Territory vulnerable to earthquakes.

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