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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.

November 8th, 2017
Flash flood watch in effect for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorologist Service announced today, Wednesday November 8, 2017, the the virgin Islands is under a flash flood watch.

September 1st, 2017
Irma still a category 3 hurricane

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced today, September 1, 2017 that the Virgin Islands should ‘intensify preparations’ as Irma is now a category 3 Hurricane and is expected to get stronger as it approaches the territory and other neighbouring islands.

August 30th, 2017
Tropical Storm Irma strengthens as it approaches the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced today, August 30, 2017 that Tropical storm Irma is forming in the western Atlantic and as a result it may affect the Virgin Islands (VI) as it continues to strengthen.

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.

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