The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has launched the November 2015 edition of the Disaster Digest magazine under the theme “Evidenced Based Comprehensive Disaster Management: A highlight of Sector Successes.”
Small craft and sea bathers warning is in place as the Territory is experiencing rain events as a result of the interaction of a tropical wave with a mid to upper level low. These conditions are expected to further intensify into tonight and the weekend, especially on Saturday. The heavy rainfall could trigger the issuance of flash flood watches or warning.
Community Emergency Response Team Training for teenagers (Teen CERT) is now part of the afterschool programme administered through Cedar International School and facilitated by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), BVI Red Cross and Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service.
Today marks International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) and is observed worldwide to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of disaster risk reduction.