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October 25th, 2020
2020 hurricane season sets record with formation of TS Zeta

MIAMI, Florida, USA- Tropical Depression No. 28 became Tropical Storm Zeta early Sunday morning, October 25, 2020, as predicted, making the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season the fastest to get to 27 named storms, according to the Miami Herald.

August 31st, 2020
Multiple disturbances being monitored in region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is reporting that multiple disturbances are being monitored in the Atlantic.

August 12th, 2020
Tropical Depression 11 may become a Tropical Storm today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tropical Depression 11 is expected to become a Tropical Storm today, August 12, 2020, as gradual strengthening is forecast by the National Hurricane Center.

June 2nd, 2020
Ghut clearing & shelter inspection continue as ‘active hurricane season' begins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Now, there is another challenge brewing—an active hurricane season—to test the indomitable spirit of the Virgin Islands people,” remarked Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as he assured the Territory Government is continuing to do its part to ‘Be Ready’ for the Atlantic Hurricane Season which officially began on June 1, 2020, and ends November 30, 2020.

May 24th, 2020
‘Conditions reveal a recipe for an active Atlantic Hurricane Season’- NOAA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even as the Virgin Islands grapple with the global Coronavirus pandemic it now has to contend with the fact that the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts on June 1, 2020 and is predicted to be a very active one.

April 30th, 2020
BVICCHA wants curfew relaxed for 12 hours daily

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Balancing opening hours with giving staff time to take care of their personal matters in the 7-hour window of operation permitted in the phased soft opening of the Virgin Islands is seen as the main challenge for businesses.

December 9th, 2019
End of Hurricane Season prompts reflection on VI’s external response to Irma

By E. Benito Wheatley

The 2019 hurricane season, which saw the immense challenge faced by the Bahamas Government in mounting an overall response to the destruction of Abaco by Hurricane Dorian, has prompted much reflection on my part on the [British] Virgin Islands’ (VI) own external response to Hurricane Irma over two years earlier.

September 24th, 2019
‘Expect heightened police presence for Karen’ - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands on Tropical Storm Warning as TS Karen is expected to track through the territory by Tuesday morning, September 24, 2019, Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews says citizens can expect to see heightened police presence on the roadways.

August 28th, 2019
UPDATE: Dorian passes over VI; Flooding in some areas of Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With strong winds subsiding and persistent rains still ongoing in the Virgin Islands (VI), as of 4:45 pm on August 28, 2019, the territory is now in the clear as Dorian moves out into the open Atlantic.

August 5th, 2019
Hurricane ghut & drainage clearing begins - Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of preparations for the ongoing hurricane season 2019 in the Virgin Islands (VI), Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has revealed that territory-wide Ghuts and Drainage Clearing activities have commenced.

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