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August 29th, 2018
Heavy showers, minor flooding predicted for VI today August 29, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being cautioned that weather conditions today, August 29, 2018, could likely lead to heavy showers and flooding across the Territory.

August 21st, 2018
7.0 quake rocks Windward Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was recorded on August 21, 2018, at 5:37 PM, by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

August 20th, 2018
3.2 magnitude quake strike 17 miles off Virgin Gorda

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck the Virgin Islands (VI) on Sunday evening, August 19, 2018 at 10:25 PM, centered just 17 miles north of Virgin Gorda.

August 5th, 2018
DDM warns of unstable weather conditions across VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being cautioned by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), of possible showers and thunderstorms across the Territory—this as storms increase in intensity as the 2018 hurricane season progresses.

July 27th, 2018
Digicel, DDM turn to technology to protect VI residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the devastating hurricanes of 2017 in the Virgin Islands (VI), a new ‘Disaster Emergency Notification App’ developed exclusively for the Territory, was launched today June 27, 2018.

June 25th, 2018
Earthquake detected off VI coast

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands' (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM), has reported the detection of an earthquake off of the coast of Tortola.

June 23rd, 2018
Novice mariners urged to avoid operating on sea tonight, June 23, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Inexperienced mariners, particularly those navigating smaller vessels, are being urged to avoid operating on sea tonight, June 23, 2018.

June 20th, 2018
Wrong and Misleading; too old to be intimidated

Donald E. de Castro

I feel it very important that I address this issue about passports on the radio station this morning, June 19, 2018, which was a joint release by GIS (Government Information Service) and DDM (Department of Disaster Management).

February 8th, 2018
'Communication system needs immediate overhauling' - Sixth District resident

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - During the consultation meeting for the Recovery and Development Plan held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) in Baughers Bay, Tortola, a concerned resident expressed that the telecommunication system in the Virgin Islands should be addressed immediately.

November 18th, 2017
National Emergency Operations Centre to be deactivated Nov 20

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has announced that the National Emergency Operations Centre, which was put in place following Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, will be deactivated on Monday November 20, 2017.

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