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NEOC deactivated; Weather no longer a threat - DDM

- Gov Jaspert says assessment works commences to restore all utilities
The National Emergency Operations Centre. Photo: Facebook/DDM
Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert in a statement last evening, August 28, 2019, said that with the passage of the hurricane, assessment works have begun. Photo: VINO/File
Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert in a statement last evening, August 28, 2019, said that with the passage of the hurricane, assessment works have begun. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency, Mr Augustus J. U Jaspert, after consultation with the Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and the Director of the National Emergency Operations Centre has deactivated the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC).

According to a release from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) at 12:00 pm today, August 29, 2019, the deactivation comes following satisfaction that the current weather conditions are no longer a threat to the Territory.

Hurricane season still active

“The public is advised that while Hurricane Dorian has passed, the region is still in the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Residents and visitors should maintain a high level of awareness of approaching systems and remain prepared,” the DDM noted.

Meanwhile, Governor Jaspert in a statement last evening, August 28, 2019, said that with the passage of the hurricane, assessment works have begun.

“The Government has begun the important task of restoring power and water, assessing any damage, determining the state of key infrastructure, and the clearing of roads of any debris. Electricity has been restored in several areas of Tortola and will continue to progress as the BVI Electricity Corporation carries out their assessments.”

He expressed heartfelt appreciation to the police, fire, medical and other essential services and emergency personnel who worked to give support during and immediately after the hurricane.

VI was prepared – Gov Jaspert  

“I am also incredibly grateful that you the people of the Virgin Islands were prepared early and stayed safely sheltered as the most intense portion of Dorian passed,” he said.

Govern Jasper further expressed gratitude to the DDM for coordinating the work of NEOC.

5 Responses to “NEOC deactivated; Weather no longer a threat - DDM”

  • Hmmm (29/08/2019, 15:03) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    Performance was very poor... Thank God Dorian was not stronger. Warnings did not accumulate to what happened.
  • one eye (30/08/2019, 07:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    These people at DDM are a joke the only read what they are told by some weather centre
  • wize up (30/08/2019, 08:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    the territory should invest in having the ability to offer forecasting of weather for our territory: I personally think It will be money well spent because we reside in a hurricane zone however we still have to sustain relationships with other weather forecasters as backup......
  • agreed (30/08/2019, 09:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I also thank God it was not stronger.. warning came when the storm turned into a hurricane was already upon us. Seems like just a show... they are not up to task in my opinion. They are clueless.
  • Lord send help!! (31/08/2019, 08:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I went on DDM facebook page to get get an update on the weather and the impact of the storm on the territory but what news do I get PHOTOS of staff sitting around a table. How does that help anyone? Where were the updates ? Now you heer talking about "good job DDM. You have got to be kiiding me.


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