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June 9th, 2024
‘Prepare for the unexpected’ this hurricane season- Deputy CEHO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “The hurricane season is upon us and we want to take this time to reiterate the importance of preparing for the unexpected. Depending on the intensity of the hurricane, power outages occur which increases the susceptibility of perishable food and that is why it is important that persons know how to prepare.”

June 6th, 2024
VI urges UN climate chief on support as active hurricane season gets underway

ST JOHN’S Antigua- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has urged the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Mr Simon E.K. Stiell on support to the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) to help in the response to the negative impacts of climate change as the islands face stronger and more frequent storms, heavier rains, flash flooding and sea level rise.

October 22nd, 2023
UPDATE: Tammy passes but VI told to monitor 'feeder bands'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The centre of Hurricane Tammy has moved past the [British] Virgin Islands and Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued; however, the territory has been asked to monitor the system’s long tail of shower activity.

October 7th, 2023
TS Phillipe a reminder of VI vulnerability to climate change – Premier Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the passage of Tropical Storm Philippe on Tuesday night October 3, 2023, into Wednesday morning, is another indicator of the need for the VI to adopt changes to mitigate the effects of climate change.

September 8th, 2023
UPDATE: Lee downgraded to Category 4 hurricane

MIAMI, Florida, USA- According to the National Hurricane Centre’s 11:00 AM advisory, Lee was back down to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph and is moving west-northwest at 13 mph.

September 3rd, 2023
Tropical wave causing interest in Caribbean gets ‘more organised’

MIAMI, Florida, USA- With Tropical Storms Gert and Katia forecast to degenerate Monday, September 4, 2023, attention in the Atlantic turns to a tropical wave off Africa that is expected to develop into a tropical depression midweek and potentially head in the general direction of the Caribbean and Florida.

August 16th, 2023
Two disturbances pop up in the Atlantic after 12 days of quiet

MIAMI, Florida, USA – The US National Hurricane Center (NOC) on Monday, August 14, 2023, noticed two different disturbances off the West Coast of Africa that have a low chance of becoming tropical cyclones over the next seven days.

June 19th, 2023
TS Bret forms in the Atlantic; Lesser Antilles warned to monitor storm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tropical Storm Bret formed on Monday afternoon, June 19, 2023, in the Central Atlantic, after emerging off the West Coast of Africa and tracking over unusually warm ocean waters. Forecasters have suggested the storm will become a hurricane by Wednesday to Thursday of this week.

June 8th, 2023
2017 a reminder to not get caught ‘flat-footed’ in 2023 hurricane season– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands' Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has urged communities and individuals to prioritise hurricane preparedness as the 2023 Hurricane Season gets underway.

September 20th, 2022
No major damages from Fiona– Ag Governor Archer Jr

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Governor Mr David D. Archer Jr has reported that with the passage of Hurricane Fiona, then a tropical storm near the Virgin Islands, no major reports of damages have been reported in the territory.

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