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January 21st, 2020
DDM continues to ‘closely’ monitor seismic activity in region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With daily earthquakes in the Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands region, some of which have been felt in the [British] Virgin Islands, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has been monitoring the situation closely while urging the public to have their emergency plans in place, including in the event of a tsunami.

January 20th, 2020
Rain & hazardous sea conditions persist in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands can expect more rain and rough sea conditions today and tonight, January 20, 2020, according to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

January 8th, 2020
'Be ready for the possibility of an earthquake'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following an onslaught of strong earthquakes hitting neighbouring Puerto Rico and more recently Dominica and surrounding islands, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has warned the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to be ready for the possibilities of an earthquake hitting the territory.

December 28th, 2019
DDM looking to establish up to 40 Hurricane Shelters - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With some 91.8% of its budgeted $927,745.41 funds utilised by end of 2019, the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is looking to increase the territory's hurricane shelter facilities to no less than 40 in the coming year.

December 21st, 2019
High surf warning in effect today, Dec 21, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands can expect passing showers today with daytime high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s, the wind will be moderate and from the east according to local weather forecasts.

December 1st, 2019
High surf warning in effect for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has issued a High Surf Advisory for the territory as of today, December 1, 2019.

November 19th, 2019
Tropical Storm Sebastien forms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With eleven (11) days before the end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Sebastien formed today, Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

November 10th, 2019
4.3 Magnitude Earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake was reportedly felt in the [British] Virgin Islands today, November 10, 2019.

October 11th, 2019
Magnitude 4.14 earthquake occurs near VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- On Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:45pm, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.14 Md.

October 6th, 2019
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On October 6, 2019 at 11:10am the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.2 Mwp.

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