Message by Governor Rankin with a Tropical Storm Philippe Update

Wednesday, 4 October 2023 - 7:04am

Tropical Storm Philippe is now gradually moving away from our area. Rainfall continues this morning and is expected to do so throughout the day as Philippe moves away from our area. Rainfall amounts of 3-4 inches were recorded in parts of the Virgin Islands last night.

Government Offices Closed Due To Tropical Storm Phillipe

Wednesday, 4 October 2023 - 6:54am

The public is notified that due to the continued effects of Tropical Storm Phillipe, all Government offices are closed today, October 4, 2023.

Virgin Islands Under Flash Flood Warning

Wednesday, 4 October 2023 - 6:33am

The public is advised that the Virgin Islands has been placed under a flash flood warning. 

Message by the Acting Premier Honourable Lorna G. Smith, OBE On Tropical Storm Philippe’s Passage Near the Virgin Islands

Tuesday, 3 October 2023 - 6:00pm

Good evening to the people of the Virgin Islands 

I would like to reassure you that the Governor and I have been watching Tropical Storm Philippe carefully in recent days, and that the Government has been putting measures in place to prepare for the possibility of impacts on our shores. 

Message by the Governor Rankin on the Passage of Tropical Storm Philippe

Tuesday, 3 October 2023 - 3:43pm

Good day to all in the Virgin Islands.

I have been closely monitoring the development of Tropical Storm Philippe, and I have been briefed regularly by the team at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

Virgin Islands To Join Global Earthquake Drill

Tuesday, 3 October 2023 - 2:10pm

The Virgin Islands will join ‘ShakeOut’, a global practise session to improve earthquake safety, on October 19.

Sister Islands Newsletter

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 - 11:00am

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2023 Emergency Shelter List Available

Monday, 10 July 2023 - 4:28pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is encouraging Virgin Islands residents and visitors to download and become familiar with the 2023 Emergency Shelter list, which is available at

This list is published in accordance with Part V, Section 13 of the Disaster Management Act (2003).

New Emergency Alerting App Launched

Wednesday, 28 June 2023 - 2:52pm

Virgin Islands residents and visitors can get real-time mobile alerts about storms, earthquakes and other hazards from the Department of Disaster Management’s new emergency alerting app.

Leaders Plan Coordinated Response For Hurricane Season

Monday, 26 June 2023 - 5:16pm

Government agencies and key partners pledged to continue to work in close partnership to ensure that the Virgin Islands is as prepared as possible for the hurricane season during the annual meeting of the National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) held June 22.