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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.

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.

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