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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.

September 29th, 2018
32 certified in Flood Risk Management

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Thirty two persons have now received certificates in Flood Risk Management having completed a six day training session organized by the Ministry of Communications and Works and the Department of Disaster Management.

September 25th, 2018
Tropical Storm Kirk regains intensity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Hurricane Centre continues to monitor the remnants of Tropical Storm Kirk as it is showing signs of redevelopment.

September 11th, 2018
Don’t wait for the last minute – Water & Sewerage Dept appeals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Water and Sewerage (DW&S) of the Virgin Islands (VI), has issued a call for residents to be proactive in safeguarding one of the most important commodities for life – water.

September 8th, 2018
Tropical Storm, possible hurricane bears down on VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two weather systems that are being closely monitored by the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM), have been upgraded as they approach the Caribbean with a likelihood of reaching the Territory.

September 7th, 2018
DDM monitors two more weather systems

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Hurricane Centre’s (NHC) latest advisory, has reduced the strength of Hurricane ‘Florence’ while two Disturbances in the Eastern Atlantic continue to develop.

September 6th, 2018
Hurricane 'Florence' not a threat to VI—DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Hurricane Florence has evolved into the first major hurricane for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season but does not currently pose a threat to the Territory, since the weather system is currently 1,100 miles away and forecast to travel north.

September 5th, 2018
Multiple storms building in Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Authorities are currently monitoring multiple weather systems developing in the Atlantic Ocean and residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being cautioned to exercise vigilance.

September 3rd, 2018
UPDATE: Rainy day ahead for VI; floods, unstable soil conditions likely

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has indicated that a tropical wave will continue to enhance unstable weather conditions across the territory today, September 3, 2018, as it crosses the area.





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