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.
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.
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.
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.