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August 30th, 2017
Tropical Storm Irma strengthens as it approaches the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced today, August 30, 2017 that Tropical storm Irma is forming in the western Atlantic and as a result it may affect the Virgin Islands (VI) as it continues to strengthen.

July 14th, 2017
'Above normal' Hurricane Season: 'We must be ready'- Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a Statement By Acting Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) on 'Preparedness For Developing Tropical Systems'.

June 26th, 2015
Elton Georges honoured as ‘stalwart’ in disaster management

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When his name was called yesterday June 25, 2015 to step forward to be honoured by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), outgoing Complaints Commissioner Mr Elton Georges, CMG, OBE took almost thirty seconds before he could have lifted a foot to leave his seat.

June 4th, 2013
Hurricane Message By Premier Of The Virgin Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Dear fellow Virgin Islanders and residents of the Virgin Islands. We are officially in the Atlantic Hurricane Season from June 1 to November 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms, of which seven to 11 could become hurricanes, including three to six major hurricanes.

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