Territory Search And Rescue Team Supports Search Operations

Friday, 19 February 2016 - 5:00pm

Members of the Territory’s Search and Rescue Team (TSART) recently supported a successful land based search operation launched by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

Annual Tsunami Simulation Exercise Scheduled For March 17

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 5:00pm

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will join other Caribbean countries and territories in a simulation exercise to test its tsunami response plans on March 17.

Changing Weather Patterns May Continue To Affect The BVI

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 3:30pm

Forecasters are predicting that the cool conditions experienced with intermittent rainfall over the past two months may be short-lived. 

2015 Edition Of The Disaster Digest Magazine Now Available

Wednesday, 6 January 2016 - 12:00pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has launched the November 2015 edition of the Disaster Digest magazine under the theme “Evidenced Based Comprehensive Disaster Management: A highlight of Sector Successes.”

Small Craft And Sea Bathers Warning In Place

Friday, 6 November 2015 - 5:00pm

Small craft and sea bathers warning is in place as the Territory is experiencing rain events as a result of the interaction of a tropical wave with a mid to upper level low.  These conditions are expected to further intensify into tonight and the weekend, especially on Saturday.  The heavy rainfall could trigger the issuance of flash flood watches or warning.

Teen Emergency Response Training For Cedar School

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 2:00pm

Community Emergency Response Team Training for teenagers (Teen CERT) is now part of the afterschool programme administered through Cedar International School and facilitated by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), BVI Red Cross and Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service.

Anguilla Receives Technical Assistance From The DDM

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 1:45pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is supporting its colleagues in Anguilla as they make preparations to complete the baseline assessment needed for emergency management accreditation.

Rotary Supports Response Training For Businesses

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 1:30pm

The Department of Disaster Management is partnering with the Rotary Club of Road Town to offer Business Emergency Response Training (BERT) for local businesses.

Tropical Offers Practical Recovery Training For Businesses

Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 12:30pm

Tropical Shipping has once again partnered with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) to offer a practical workshop on recovery planning for the private sector.

BVI Observes International Day For Disaster Reduction

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 5:00pm

Today marks International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) and is observed worldwide to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of disaster risk reduction.