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September 16th, 2019
Disturbance 1 becoming better organised; Could track close to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Disturbance 1 is located about 1200 miles to the east-southeast of Barbados near 10.5N, 42.0W and could impact the Virgin Islands by Saturday, September 21, 2019, according to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) today, September 16, 2019.

July 31st, 2019
VI & USVI in path of possible tropical depression

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI), the Virgin Islands (VI) and other Caribbean islands are in the possible path of a system that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is giving a 40 percent chance of formation in the coming days.

July 28th, 2019
Tropical wave to affect VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Vigorous Tropical Wave located near 12.0N, 60.5W, is currently moving to the west at 16 mph producing scattered thunderstorm activity across the Lesser Antilles and Eastern Caribbean today, July 28, 2019.

July 13th, 2019
UPDATE: Tropical Wave could become Tropical Storm - DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) says it will continue monitoring a Tropical Wave near 9N, 36W and moving westward that now has the possibilities of becoming a Tropical storm.

October 9th, 2017
Roads strewn with rocks following heavy rainfall

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the mountain sides still partially stripped of vegetation following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, heavy rains associated with a tropical wave caused heaps of rocks to come tumbling down on roadways across Tortola, the main island of the Virgin Islands (UK) last night into this morning, October 9, 2017.

August 28th, 2017
Another tropical wave approaching the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands is expected to experience more showers as another tropical wave will affect the territory from today, Monday August 28, 2017.

August 24th, 2017
'Damage assessment from tropical wave being completed' - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI- Dr The Honourable D Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, praised the resilience of the territory in the recovery efforts following the devastating tropical wave of August 7 and 8, 2017.

August 18th, 2017
Taxi drivers continue to feel ‘shafted’ over cancelled cruise ships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "What will be different on the 29th and 30th August than the 15th and 16th of August," a question several taxi drivers are seeking answer for as it relates to the Premier's recent decision to cancel two cruise ship calls to the territory.

August 12th, 2017
Another tropical wave approaching as VI reels from flash floods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Territory still reeling from a tropical wave on August 7, 2017 that saw flash floods wreaking havoc especially on Tortola, another tropical wave is heading our way and is expected to impact the Virgin Islands around Monday, August 14, 2017.

August 12th, 2017
Help from UK relief ship rejected by Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the recent Tropical Wave that inundated parts of Tortola, causing heavy losses and damages to property and infrastructure, many persons have been asking where is the RFA Mounts Bay, which was in the Territory recently.

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