DDM Encourages Caribe Wave 17 Registration

Friday, 10 March 2017 - 4:34pm

Persons interested in participating in the tsunami evacuation exercise (CARIBE WAVE 17) on March 21 are encouraged to register with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

Changes In Weather Patterns Observed

Thursday, 9 March 2017 - 10:35am

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has noted changes in weather patterns across the Territory when compared to historical data.

21 Benefit From Contingency Plan Development Workshop

Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 11:33am

Twenty one individuals from local and regional health care facilities have received guidance on how to develop a contingency plan suited for their facilities. 

BVI To Participate In Annual Tsunami Exercise On March 21

Friday, 3 February 2017 - 11:40am

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will participate in a Regional simulation exercise to test its tsunami response plans on March 21.

Virgin Islands School Of Technical Studies Achieves Safe School Status

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 4:55pm

The Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) has been added to the list of Safe Schools under the Safe School programme led by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Beaches Remain Closed

Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 1:50pm

Beaches remain closed today as very rough sea conditions with waves reaching up to 11 feet continue to affect the Territory. 

Sea Cows Bay Benefits From Risk Reduction Micro Projects

Friday, 18 November 2016 - 11:32am

The Sea Cow’s Bay Community has benefited from disaster risk reduction micro projects implemented by the BVI Red Cross (BVIRC) with support from Alternative Community Transformation (ACT) which is a community-based organisation, Territorial Search and Rescue Team (TSART) and the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

New Emergency Response Team Formed In Sea Cows Bay

Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 3:05pm

A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has been established in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola.

Live To Tell—DDM Marks International Day For Disaster Reduction

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 3:09pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is commemorating the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) with a series of activities aimed at raising awareness about disaster risk reduction while highlighting how the department and the people of the BVI have been reducing disaster risk.

Electricity Linesmen To Provide Restoration Support In Bahamas

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 4:55pm

The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has sent a four member team to provide hurricane restoration support in the Bahamas, as a result of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. 

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