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August 28th, 2017
Another tropical wave approaching the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands is expected to experience more showers as another tropical wave will affect the territory from today, Monday August 28, 2017.

August 18th, 2017
TS Harvey poses no threat to territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Tropical Storm Harvey will affect other Caribbean countries, however, the Virgin Islands can breathe a sigh of relief as Tropical Storm Harvey will pass to the south of the territory during the next 24 hours.

August 12th, 2017
Another tropical wave approaching as VI reels from flash floods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Territory still reeling from a tropical wave on August 7, 2017 that saw flash floods wreaking havoc especially on Tortola, another tropical wave is heading our way and is expected to impact the Virgin Islands around Monday, August 14, 2017.

August 10th, 2017
Government offices & most businesses open today August 10, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) is recouping from the August 7, 2017 flash flood that caused severe losses and damages to infrastructure and property especially on the main Island of Tortola, all Government services and some businesses have now been opened today August 10, 2017.

June 1st, 2016
2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts today June 1

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts today June 1, 2016 and ends on November 30, 2016.

December 15th, 2015
'Insurance is not just a bank loan requirement’ – Evan T. Inniss-Springer

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Deputy Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Evan T. Inniss-Springer is of the view that many persons have a wrong perception as to what insurance is and the faster they get it right the better.

June 25th, 2015
DDM signs partnership agreement with BVIAA & IABVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a signature event this morning June 25, 2015 for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) as it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) and the Insurance Associations of the BVI (IABVI).

March 25th, 2015
Magistrate's Court staff & prisoners left behind in Tsunami drill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management today March 25, 2015 carried out its National Earthquake/Tsunami Simulation Exercise: Carib Wave/LANTEX 2015 to assess the readiness of the territory in the eventuality of such disasters happening.

October 12th, 2014
UPDATE: Hurricane Watch/TS Warning issued for VI – DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A tropical storm (TS) warning and hurricane watch have been issued for the Virgin Islands by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, upgrading from the tropical storm watch issued earlier today October 12, 2014.

August 1st, 2014
UPDATE: TS Bertha strengthens; VI Govt agencies prepared

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) of the Virgin Islands has issued subsequent updates to their Tropical Storm (TS) warning issued early this morning August 1, 2014, saying that Tropical Storm Bertha – said to be headed to the Virgin Islands – has strengthened slightly.



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