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June 28th, 2020
Tropical Wave showing signs of development in Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic is currently showing a 10 percent chance of development, according to the National Hurricane Centre.

June 23rd, 2020
3.37 magnitude earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A gentle reminder that we live in an earthquake-prone environment was given last evening, June 22, 2020, when at approximately 10:43 PM, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 3.37.

June 21st, 2020
Saharan dust affecting VI; Reached hazardous levels- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is advising persons with respiratory ailments to be on high alert as Saharan dust travels across the Atlantic Ocean and is currently impacting the Virgin Islands.

May 13th, 2020
UK discussing further support to OTs for Hurricane Season- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Atlantic Hurricane Season this year predicted to be very active and the Region also grappling with COVID-19, Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert said it will be an unprecedented challenge and that the United Kingdom (UK) is discussing ‘extra resilience’ support.

March 9th, 2020
‘We are dealing with sick people, not criminals’- DDM on Coronavirus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information and Education Manager at the Department of Disaster Management, Mrs Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel has called on members of the public and media to avoid victimising persons infected or suspected to be infected with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

March 8th, 2020
Cold front expected to increase shower activity across VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Passing showers will continue to prevail across the Virgin Islands throughout the day today, March 8, 2020, with winds gradually increasing.

March 3rd, 2020
3 new sirens installed; Another 6 coming- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has installed three new sirens as part of the National Early Warning and Multi-hazard Alert System used to provide immediate warning to the public in the event of any significant hazard impact.

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.

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