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March 9th, 2020
‘We are dealing with sick people, not criminals’- DDM on Coronavirus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information and Education Manager at the Department of Disaster Management, Mrs Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel has called on members of the public and media to avoid victimising persons infected or suspected to be infected with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

December 28th, 2019
DDM looking to establish up to 40 Hurricane Shelters - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With some 91.8% of its budgeted $927,745.41 funds utilised by end of 2019, the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is looking to increase the territory's hurricane shelter facilities to no less than 40 in the coming year.

September 26th, 2019
DDM testing Emergency Warning System on Friday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management will commence testing of its emergency warning system in the Virgin Islands on Friday, September 26, 2019.

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.

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