Forecasters Increase Storm And Hurricane Predictions

Friday, 11 August 2017 - 1:20pm

The number of named storms and major hurricanes predicted for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season has increased.  

Statement By Acting Premier On Preparedness For Developing Tropical Systems

Friday, 14 July 2017 - 7:01pm

My fellow Virgin Islanders, residents and visitors, as you are all aware, on Wednesday July 12 into the early hours of Thursday, July 13, the Territory was impacted by a strong tropical wave which resulted in heavy rainfall, flooding of some roadways and landslides along some slopes. 

Roadways Cleared Following Impact From Tropical Wave

Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 3:39pm

Members of the public have been given clearance to proceed on the roadways, following the impact of a tropical wave enhanced by an upper level trough which caused landslide and rock falls in some areas.

Register For Free VHF RadioTelephone Workshop

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 1:32pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is accepting registration for a free two-day beginner VHF RadioTelephone Workshop.  

DDM Invites Submissions Of Articles For Disaster Digest Magazine

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 3:11pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is inviting contributions for the 2017 edition of its Disaster Digest magazine on the theme ‘A SMART Journey—The BVI’s steps to developing SMART Communities’.

BVI Remains Tsunami ready – Achieves Recognition For Four More Years

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 1:03pm

The British Virgin Islands remains a Tsunami Ready Territory with the renewal of its Tsunami Ready recognition for another four years. 

Governor Duncan Hosts Final Disaster Management Meeting

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 2:51pm

His Excellency, the Governor John S. Duncan, OBE chaired his final meeting of the National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) on Thursday, June 15.

22 Trained To Apply Smart Inspection Standards For Critical Facilities

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 5:19pm

Twenty-two persons were trained to conduct assessments of health care facilities and schools in accordance with established health, safety and green standards.  Twenty-two persons were trained to conduct assessments of health care facilities and schools in accordance with established health, safety and green standards.  

 

Territory Evaluated For Tsunami Ready Recognition Renewal

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 1:29pm

The Territory’s state of readiness for a tsunami event has been reassessed as part of the process to renew its Tsunami Ready recognition.

BVI’s Ability To Cope With A Mass Casualty Event Is Being Assessed

Friday, 2 June 2017 - 5:04pm

A postgraduate student from the University of Portsmouth, England is in the British Virgin Islands conducting research on the Territory’s response mechanism for coping with a mass casualty event involving locals and tourists. 

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