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. 

Saharan Dust Impedes Hurricane Activity

Friday, 22 July 2016 - 5:07pm

Meteorologists have linked the presence of Saharan Air Layer (SAL) or Saharan Dust across the Atlantic Ocean, to the calm currently being experienced for the Atlantic Hurricane Season. 

DDM Conducts Workshop To Test BVI Cruise Ship Incident Plan

Friday, 22 July 2016 - 4:07pm

Senior representatives from the public and private sectors met on Wednesday, July 20 to test and update the 2013 BVI Cruise Ship Incident Plan.

Disaster Management Council Reviews Disaster Management Targets

Monday, 4 July 2016 - 12:32pm

The National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) held its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 28 to review reports and programme targets concerning the Territory’s disaster management programme.