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May 4th, 2019
Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel In! as DDM Info & Education Manager

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Journalist and Editor of The BVI Welcome, Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel has been appointed Manager of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Information and Education department.

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.

April 17th, 2019
Trouble Brewing: 16 Storms, 7 Hurricanes coming for 2019

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI - Data released Tuesday, April 16, 2019, by researchers at the North Carolina State University is predicting a normal hurricane season, with the potential of 13 to 16 named storms, 5 to 7 hurricanes and 2 to 3 major hurricanes.

April 5th, 2019
Two major hurricanes likely this season - DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI), visitors and the public are urged to remain in a state of readiness as the 2019 Hurricane season approaches.

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.

December 28th, 2018
Hazardous seas, gusty winds this weekend Dec 28, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management (DDM) through the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has issued a warning for hazardous sea conditions over the weekend of December 28, 2018.

July 21st, 2018
Fire erupts at VI Motors; Cars, buildings damaged

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI: Sometime after 2:00 PM today Saturday July 21, 2018 a fire erupted on the Virgin Islands Motors' compound at Duff’s Bottom on the main island of Tortola.

June 19th, 2018
DDM cautions VI on unstable weather conditions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Disaster Management Department (DDM), is warning residents, of unstable weather conditions that will affect the Territory, resulting from the interaction of a mid, to upper level trough and an active tropical wave exiting the area.

May 23rd, 2018
DDM pleads for approximately $200K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While addressing the 2018 Standing Finance Committee, Sharleen S. Dabreo, Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), pleaded for additional funding to rebuild numerous emergency systems that were destroyed during hurricane Irma and to re-establish programmes within DDM.

May 4th, 2018
VI to observe first Flood Protection Awareness Week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The territory is preparing to observe its very first ‘Flood Protection Awareness Week’ which is aimed to educate persons on how to protect themselves, property and businesses against floods.

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