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January 18th, 2018
DDM under fire for no ‘sirens warning system’ during Tsunami alert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on January 10, 2018 that the Government run Department of Disaster Management (DDM) issued via social media and a press release a Tsunami warning for the Territory, following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred north of Honduras.

January 10th, 2018
Tsunami advisory briefly issued for VI after strong Honduras quake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Tsunami advisory was briefly issued for the Virgin Islands (VI) last night, January 9, 2018 by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck 27 miles (43 kilometers) off the coast of Honduras.

January 8th, 2018
Magnitude 3.70 earthquake felt in the VI- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On January 7, 2018, around 7:45 P.M., according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 3.70 occurred in the vicinity of the Virgin Islands.

November 30th, 2017
Hurricane season ends today; Irma, Maria to be retired!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends today, November 30, 2017, however, it will definitely go down in the Virgin Islands and other areas ravaged by hurricanes as one of the most unforgettable.

November 29th, 2017
Emergency Shelters to formally close November 30, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands announced in a statement today, November 29, 2017 that all emergency shelters will be formally closed on November 30, 2017.

November 23rd, 2017
'Nothing is being held up'- DDM Director amid criticisms over aid distribution

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Nothing is being held up. Everything will move out of this container. When the supplies came on the ground, the distribution was done widely, no one was isolated. Everyone had an opportunity to access the relief."

November 19th, 2017
More heavy showers predicted for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Unstable weather continues to affect the Virgin Islands, causing the already deplorable roadways across the territory to be even more of a challenge for motorists and pedestrians alike.

November 11th, 2017
Magnitude 4.20 earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An earthquake with a magnitude above 4.0 was felt in the Virgin Islands today, November 11, 2017.

October 15th, 2017
UPDATE: Flooding reported across Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With an active tropical wave producing periodic heavy showers across the area, there have been reports of flooding of several areas on Tortola, Virgin Islands today, October 15, 2017.

October 11th, 2017
Heavy showers force early closure of Gov't offices, school

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Inclement weather continues to affect the Virgin Islands, causing flooding in low lying areas and forcing Government Offices to close early today, October 11, 2017.

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