Though we may not welcome it, the Atlantic Hurricane Season is once again upon us. This means that as happens every year between the 1st of June and the 30th of November, we and the rest of the Caribbean are at an increased risk for storms and hurricanes.
Today, the 1st of June, marks the Atlantic Hurricane Season and for the seventh consecutive year, forecasters advise that this season will bring above average levels of storm activity to the region. We therefore must all play our part to be as prepared as possible.
Members of the Territorial Search and Rescue Team (TSART) have gained theoretical and hands-on experience in Field Search Techniques and Rope Rescue following their participation in a two-week course held March 28 to April 8.
Acting Director at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Mr. Jasen Penn has said that the Virgin Islands network of weather monitoring instrumentation supports preparedness in the short and long term, as the Territory observes World Meteorological Day.
Students, first responders and other residents of the Virgin Islands joined the rest of the Caribbean and Latin America to practise the safest way to respond in case of an earthquake and tsunami as part of Caribe Wave.
Acting Director for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Jasen Penn is encouraging residents of the Virgin Islands to be prepared to respond to earthquakes and tsunamis as they can happen without warning.