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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.

May 3rd, 2018
DDM hopes to install emergency warning systems by July

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During a press conference on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) conference room located at the Simms Mini Mall, Sharleen S. Dabreo, Director of DDM stated that her department is aiming to install a majority of the emergency warning systems by July, when the peak of the hurricane season begins.

April 11th, 2018
Another active 2018 hurricane season on the way!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some thirty percent of residents and businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have not recovered from the ravages of the two powerful category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria of last year.

April 6th, 2018
5.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) this evening, Friday, April 6, 2018, at approximately 5:21 P.M.

March 31st, 2018
ESHS students receive emergency response training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Twelve students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) are undergoing training by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) designed for teenagers.

February 14th, 2018
'Commence disaster preparations early'- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands has initiated a plan to prepare for what may be another active season, according to the preliminary predictions released in December 2017.

February 12th, 2018
$122k to be spent on Strong Motion & Seismic Network

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Good relations between the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez continue as a team of engineers led by Professor Jose Martinez-Cruzado visited during the past week to assess the impact of the hurricanes of September 2017 on the Strong Motion and seismic network throughout the VI.

February 9th, 2018
UPDATE: Back to back earthquakes felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Nearly an hour after a 4.9 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands, a magnitude 5.2 quake was recorded today, February 9, 2018.



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