Press Release

Office of the Governor
National Disaster Management Council
Release Date:
Sunday, 15 August 2021 - 2:19pm

The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has been de-activated; however, Virgin Islands residents should continue to use caution throughout the day as Tropical Storm Grace moves away from the area.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) advises that a small craft advisory is in effect for the Territory. Residents are advised to be on the lookout for rock falls or other debris in roadways. Motorists are urged to drive with extra care as there may be ponding, especially in low-lying roads.

In his capacity as the NEOC Chairman, His Excellency the Governor John Rankin, CMG, officially de-activated the NEOC earlier today, acting on advice from the DDM and in consultation with NEOC Co-chair Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie.

The BVI community should continue to Be Ready for storms and other hazards and monitor conditions closely as the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season approaches.

Note to editors: Image included


IMAGE CAPTION: A graphic from the United States National Hurricane Centre shows the expected path of Tropical Storm Grace.


Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel
Information & Education Manager
Department: Department of Disaster Management
Office: 468-4200 
Mobile: 468-9854