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February 10th, 2024
VI & UK conduct joint crisis training exercise with hurricane scenario

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Crisis experts from the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) arrived in the Virgin Islands on Monday, February 5, 2024, to host a week of crisis response and disaster preparedness training.

June 18th, 2023
UPDATE: Tropical depression likely to form in North Atlantic 'over next day or two'- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Showers and thunderstorms continue to show signs of organisation in association with a tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

April 16th, 2023
Moderate chance of brief passing morning showers today, April 16, 2023- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Shallow low-level patches embedded within a moderate trade wind flow could move across the area and lead to a moderate chance for shower activity over and around the islands occasionally during the next 24 hours.

September 16th, 2022
Jasen H. Penn confirmed as Director of DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Mr Jason H. Penn, the brother of Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has been confirmed as Director for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), having acted in the position since January 1, 2021.

November 30th, 2021
2021 Hurricane Season ends with 21 named storms

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.

February 9th, 2021
Moderate chance for shower activity in VI during next 24 hours- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents of the Virgin Islands may want to keep their umbrellas at hand reach as, according to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), brief passing showers may be possible today, February 9, 2021.

February 6th, 2021
4.9 Magnitude Earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At around 3:05 AM, this morning February 6, 2021, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.99 MD with estimated Maximum Intensity of IV (4).

March 9th, 2020
‘We are dealing with sick people, not criminals’- DDM on Coronavirus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information and Education Manager at the Department of Disaster Management, Mrs Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel has called on members of the public and media to avoid victimising persons infected or suspected to be infected with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

December 28th, 2019
DDM looking to establish up to 40 Hurricane Shelters - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With some 91.8% of its budgeted $927,745.41 funds utilised by end of 2019, the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is looking to increase the territory's hurricane shelter facilities to no less than 40 in the coming year.

September 26th, 2019
DDM testing Emergency Warning System on Friday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management will commence testing of its emergency warning system in the Virgin Islands on Friday, September 26, 2019.

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