Royal Navy Ship To Conduct Disaster Preparedness Exercise

Friday, 15 October 2021 - 5:35pm

The Royal Navy patrol ship, HMS Medway will visit Tortola from October 22 as part of the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Task Group’s mission to prepare for and respond to disasters in the region.

Annual Earthquake Exercise Set For October 21

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 5:27pm

Virgin Islands residents are invited to join the annual BVI ShakeOut, a drill to practise the best way to stay safe during an earthquake.  

VI Reminded To Stay Ready During Hurricane Season Peak

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 - 5:06pm

His Excellency the Governor John Rankin continues to urge residents of the Virgin Islands to Be Ready for the possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane as the Atlantic basin remains active.

Storm Activity Anticipated To Increase In The Region

Friday, 13 August 2021 - 5:54pm

Acting Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM),  Mr. Jasen Penn has said that the Virgin Islands should stay vigilant in its monitoring of conditions as the coming months are expected to bring continuous weather disturbances to the Atlantic basin.

BVI Urged To Prepare As Hurricane Season Heats Up

Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 8:37pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM)’s  Acting Director Mr. Jasen Penn is urging all BVI residents to complete their seasonal preparedness activities as the region moves into the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season with two potential systems brewing in the Atlantic basin.

Forecasters Continue To Predict Active Hurricane Season

Monday, 12 July 2021 - 3:56pm

Acting Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Mr. Jasen Penn is reminding BVI residents to Be Ready for the possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane following the increase in the number of expected named storms for this season from 18 to 20.

Government Agencies Prepare For 2021 Hurricane Season

Thursday, 24 June 2021 - 4:53pm

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to be active and Government agencies in the Virgin Islands continue to make preparations to Be Ready and Stay Ready.

McNamara Pile Work Set To Begin On Wednesday

Monday, 21 June 2021 - 2:50pm

The public is notified that the installation of piles to support the new National Emergency Operations Centre is expected to begin on Wednesday, June 23. This phase of works is anticipated to last approximately ten days and will take place between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Forecasters Predict Active Hurricane Season

Tuesday, 8 June 2021 - 10:15am

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is encouraging residents to do their part to be ready for hurricanes and other hazards this storm season.

Experts are warning of another active Atlantic Hurricane Season with seventeen named storms, including eight hurricanes expected in the Atlantic basin during the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

BVI Gets Licenced Radio Operator And Examiner

Friday, 16 April 2021 - 5:59pm

The Territory’s emergency communications capabilities have been strengthened by the addition of two licenced amateur radio operators, including one who has achieved the rank of examiner.