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July 31st, 2019
Festival activities in RT cancelled this evening due to rain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to inclement weather, the stage activities at the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town have been cancelled this evening, July 31, 2019.

July 30th, 2019
Disaster Preparedness Network now fully operational

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands VHF Emergency Network is being strengthened with improved transmission capabilities and 75 new VHF handsets ahead of the height of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

July 28th, 2019
4.2 magnitude earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- "It sounded like a truck," many persons commented about an earthquake felt in the Virgin Islands this afternoon, July 28, 2019.

July 28th, 2019
Tropical wave to affect VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Vigorous Tropical Wave located near 12.0N, 60.5W, is currently moving to the west at 16 mph producing scattered thunderstorm activity across the Lesser Antilles and Eastern Caribbean today, July 28, 2019.

July 21st, 2019
DDM trains 72 teens as emergency responders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 72 teens from schools across the Virgin Islands have responded to the call to be trained as emergency responders.

July 13th, 2019
UPDATE: Tropical Wave could become Tropical Storm - DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) says it will continue monitoring a Tropical Wave near 9N, 36W and moving westward that now has the possibilities of becoming a Tropical storm.

June 4th, 2019
Forecasters now predict 'approximately average' Hurricane Season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The latest forecast for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season warns the region to expect for an “approximately average" season.

June 1st, 2019
‘We are not as prepared’ – Premier warns as 2019 Hurricane Season starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially beginning today, June 1, 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reiterated earlier calls from both the Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ and the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) for the people of the territory to get ready and be prepared for the storms.

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.

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