Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Release Date:
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 3:51pm

The Territory is gearing up to observe the very first “Flood Protection Awareness Week” to educate persons on how to protect themselves, their property and businesses against floods.

Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works, Ms. Haley Trott said the ministry in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM)will be hosting a week of activities from May 7 to 11 and will incorporate a lot of community outreach events especially in communities that are vulnerable to floods.

Ms. Trott added, “It is also a part of the Hydrology Study which analyzes the options for flood reduction in Road Town while mapping the levels of risks, identifying cost effective drainage improvements and developing drainage policies and plans.”

Flood Protection Awareness week will be held under the theme “Rebuilding a Flood Resilient Community Together”.

The week of activities is as follows:

Monday, May 7

A school visit to the BVI Seventh-day Adventist School at 9:00 a.m.

A community meeting at the Market Square at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8

Business Drop-In at DDM from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9

A school visit to St. Georges Secondary School at 9:00 a.m.

Purcell Community Meeting in OneMart Parking Lot at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 10 

A school visit to St. Georges Primary School at 10:00 a.m.     

Friday, May 11        

A school visit to Cedar International School at 10:50 a.m.       

Public Meeting: Bobby’s Parking Lot from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the week of activities, please contact the Ministry of Communications and Works at 468-2183.

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg