DDM Director Shares Continuity Advice for Businesses

Friday, 14 January 2022 - 3:53pm

Updating business continuity and disaster plans can help minimise disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, shared Department of Disaster Management Acting Director Jasen Penn during a stakeholder meeting January 13.

Airport Emergency Simulation Exercise On Virgin Gorda

Thursday, 9 December 2021 - 10:57am

The public is notified that the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) will be conducting its biennial emergency simulation exercise at the Taddy Bay Airport today 9th December 2021.

Solar Powered Strong Motion Sensor Installed At East End

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 - 10:32am

The Virgin Islands has improved local seismic monitoring capability with the installation of the Territory’s first solar powered strong motion sensor.

Hurricane Season Ends With 21 Named Storms

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 - 2:14pm

A busy Atlantic Hurricane Season ends today after the formation of 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes, of which four developed into major hurricanes.

West End Community To Benefit From Emergency Siren

Thursday, 18 November 2021 - 4:49pm

Residents and visitors in West End, Tortola will be better prepared for emergencies after the installation of a new early warning siren at the West End Community Centre.

The Virgin Islands Assisted By UNDP With Damage Assessments

Monday, 8 November 2021 - 10:17am

The Virgin Islands (VI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have held their second meeting on available UNDP assistance to the VI for recovery after a natural disaster.

Emergency Shelter Managers Needed

Monday, 1 November 2021 - 2:44pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is seeking volunteers to assist as Emergency Shelter Managers within the network of public and privately managed emergency shelter facilities.

HMS Medway Visit Concludes With Hurricane Simulation

Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 10:00am

Improved partnership and a stronger ability to respond to major storms is expected after a table-top hurricane exercise brought together key members of the National Emergency Operations Centre and members of the Royal Navy Caribbean Task Force.

Royal Navy Ship To Conduct Disaster Preparedness Exercise

Friday, 15 October 2021 - 5:35pm

The Royal Navy patrol ship, HMS Medway will visit Tortola from October 22 as part of the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Task Group’s mission to prepare for and respond to disasters in the region.

Annual Earthquake Exercise Set For October 21

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 5:27pm

Virgin Islands residents are invited to join the annual BVI ShakeOut, a drill to practise the best way to stay safe during an earthquake.