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May 23rd, 2018
DDM pleads for approximately $200K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While addressing the 2018 Standing Finance Committee, Sharleen S. Dabreo, Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), pleaded for additional funding to rebuild numerous emergency systems that were destroyed during hurricane Irma and to re-establish programmes within DDM.

May 3rd, 2018
DDM hopes to install emergency warning systems by July

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During a press conference on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) conference room located at the Simms Mini Mall, Sharleen S. Dabreo, Director of DDM stated that her department is aiming to install a majority of the emergency warning systems by July, when the peak of the hurricane season begins.

April 11th, 2018
Another active 2018 hurricane season on the way!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some thirty percent of residents and businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have not recovered from the ravages of the two powerful category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria of last year.

February 14th, 2018
'Commence disaster preparations early'- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands has initiated a plan to prepare for what may be another active season, according to the preliminary predictions released in December 2017.

November 30th, 2017
Hurricane season ends today; Irma, Maria to be retired!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends today, November 30, 2017, however, it will definitely go down in the Virgin Islands and other areas ravaged by hurricanes as one of the most unforgettable.

July 31st, 2016
Tropical Wave affecting the Virgin Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands began experiencing heavy rains last night, July 30, 2016 and the weather condition is expected to last for most of the day as a fast-moving tropical wave, being referred to as Invest 97L, enters the extreme eastern Caribbean sea moving westward.

April 30th, 2016
Heavy downpours drench territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the territory experienced heavy rainfall earlier today April 30, 2016, the Department of Disaster Management is continuing to encourage the general public to exercise caution as the weather is expected to be unstable.

March 2nd, 2016
Oil spills over past 5 years cost Gov’t over $700K- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that when oil spills occur in the territory the clean-up costs have to be burdened by Government, Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said Government is moving to approve legislation that would penalise persons who cause oil spills or dump oil illegally.

November 28th, 2015
DDM warns sun-bathers, small craft operators of rough seas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has issued a warning to residents of the territory as a surface high pressure is expected to generate rough seas and light to moderate wind flow across the islands.

November 7th, 2015
3.7 magnitude earthquake hits territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Head of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Sharleen S. DaBreo has confirmed that there have been no reports of damage following an earthquake that occurred in the territory late last night November 6, 2015.



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