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September 27th, 2019
'Everything is back to normal'- BVIEC General Manager

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The territory has seen no major destruction as a result of hurricanes or tropical storms that have passed so far for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

September 22nd, 2019
Tropical Storm Karen forms in South Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday morning, September 22, 2019, just east of the Windward Islands with maximum winds of 40 mph.

September 17th, 2019
Hurricane Humberto forecast to impact Bermuda as Cat 3

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hurricane Humberto is now a Category 2 as it tracks off to the east-northeast but is expected to impact Bermuda as a Category 3 storm late Wednesday, September 18, 2019, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

August 26th, 2019
‘27 emergency shelters inspected & on standby’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As concerns grow over Tropical Storm Dorian with its 60 mph winds reaching outwards of up to 45 miles from the centre of the cyclone, Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E. Augustus J.U Jaspert aka 'Gus' has reiterated calls for residents to get prepared for the storms.

August 24th, 2019
UPDATE: Tropical Wave inches closer to Lesser Antilles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is reporting that the tropical disturbance/Invest 99L located about 850 miles ESE of Barbados, is moving to the west-northwest near 20 mph.

September 1st, 2017
The storm is coming, we may need that ship! - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the warning signs all out about the possibility of hurricane Irma unleashing its strengths on the Territory, the Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), is urging all to be vigilant.

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.

August 29th, 2015
UPDATE: At least 20 dead in Dominica due to Tropical Storm Erika

By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged Saturday through mud, rocks and uprooted trees to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.

August 28th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘All clear! It’s back to work!’ – says NEOC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has advised residents of the Virgin Islands that the Acting Governor, Mrs. V. Inez Archibald, CBE in consultation with the Director of the National Emergency Operations Centre, Ms Sharleen S. DaBreo is satisfied that the immediate threat posed by Tropical Storm Erika to the territory is over.

August 27th, 2015
Tropical storm Erika nearing the Virgin Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 5:00 p.m., August 27, 2015, the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was estimated near latitude 16.6 degrees north, longitude 64 degrees west or about 117 miles east-southeast of the Virgin Islands (VI).

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