Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 direct/can also WhatsApp same number or Email ALL news;                               ads call 1-284-440-6666

2021 Hurricane Season ends with 21 named storms

- Hurricane Season ends today, Nov 30, 2021
The United States National Hurricane Center tracks for all 21 named storms from the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Photo: National Hurricane Center
As of September 7, a total of 109 deaths had been confirmed in relation to Ida, including 89 in the United States and 20 in Venezuela. Photo:
As of September 7, a total of 109 deaths had been confirmed in relation to Ida, including 89 in the United States and 20 in Venezuela. Photo:
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A busy Atlantic Hurricane Season ends today, November 30, 2021, after the formation of 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes, of which four developed into major hurricanes.

Acting Director at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Jasen Penn said that while the Virgin Islands was fortunate not to see major impacts from storms this year, others in the Atlantic basin were not so fortunate.

“Systems including Tropical Storm Fred, Hurricane Ida, and Hurricane Larry have caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage to our neighbours throughout the region,” Mr. Penn said. He added, “These impacts demonstrate the continuing need to be ready and stay ready for the possibility of storms," Penn stated in a press release today.

The Acting Director expressed gratitude for the commitment to comprehensive disaster management demonstrated throughout the Territory.

“From our leaders, to the specialists in the Public Service, to the partners in the private sector and our community-based organisations, it’s gratifying to see how everyone worked together to ensure that we could be as ready as possible this season,” Mr Penn said.

Storm occured prior to official start of Hurricane Season

The 2021 season was the seventh consecutive year with a named storm occurring prior to June 1: Tropical Storm Ana formed on May 22, 2021. This season also saw several long storms, including Sam, which lasted 17 days, and Larry, which lasted 13 days.

This season was the third move active year on record in terms of named storms, according to NOAA. The factors that influenced the very active season include the ongoing La Nina, warmer than average sea surface temperatures from the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, and the above average West African Monsoon rainfall.

Residents are reminded that it is possible for tropical storms to develop outside of the June 1 to November 30 annual hurricane season, and to continue to review plans and assess emergency stocks regularly.

4 Responses to “2021 Hurricane Season ends with 21 named storms”

  • The TRUTH (30/11/2021, 15:41) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Praises be to HIS name.
  • NezRez (30/11/2021, 16:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The way the world is now, I expect anything at any time. Just stay prepared with all of your necessary essentialsso if it does come, there will be no panic to stock everything.
  • coi (30/11/2021, 17:02) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
  • The Shepard (30/11/2021, 17:56) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not much work for HAARP this year when we got the scamdemic on the loose.

Create a comment

Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.