Public Advised That Earthquakes Are A Year-Round Risk

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 - 1:00pm

Virgin Islands residents are reminded that it’s important to #BeReady for earthquakes year-round, as the VI is in a seismically active area.

2023 Schedule Of Early Warning System Tests Available

Friday, 6 January 2023 - 4:08pm

The public is invited to view and become familiar with scheduled monthly tests of the Department of Disaster Management’s National Early Warning Multi-hazard Alert System for 2023.

Enhanced Emergency Alerting Mobile App In Development

Wednesday, 28 December 2022 - 4:36pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is developing an enhanced emergency alerting app, which will be available to the public next year. Costs for the technical development of the app are being shared by the Government of the Virgin Islands and the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office.

2022 Hurricane Season Closes With Minimal Impacts To VI

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 - 4:18pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is thanking the Territory for its diligence in staying prepared throughout the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which ends today, November 30.

VI To Benefit From Enhanced Siren Technology

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 12:39pm

Director of Disaster Management Jasen Penn has said that the Virgin Islands early warning sirens now have better connectivity and enhanced remote activation capacity following improvements carried out this week.

Emergency Siren Testing November 16

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 - 1:01pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) officers will be carrying out upgrades and testing of early warning sirens tomorrow, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. This is to facilitate improved remote operation of the system.

BVI Launches Comprehensive Soil Study

Wednesday, 9 November 2022 - 4:00pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will be carrying out a study of soils throughout the Territory as part of a Darwin Plus-funded research project launched this week.

Over 80 Sister Island Residents Trained In Sailing Practices

Wednesday, 19 October 2022 - 2:43pm

More than 80 persons from across the Sister Islands are now equipped with sail safe training skills following their participation in a series of workshops.

Residents Encouraged To Practise Earthquake Safety

Wednesday, 5 October 2022 - 10:31am

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) invites all Virgin Islands residents and visitors to improve their earthquake readiness by joining the global ShakeOut earthquake exercise on October 20, 2022 at 10:20 a.m.

VHF Training Set For Octobr 18 And 19

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - 11:30am

The public is notified that the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will host VHF radiotelephone training on October 18 and 19 in the department’s conference room.