13 Named Storms Predicted For 2023 Hurricane Season

Friday, 14 April 2023 - 12:06pm

Uncertainty is the watchword for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season, forecasters have shared as part of the Tropical Weather Conference taking place in San Antonio, Texas.

Oil Spill Responders Upgrade Their Skills

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 - 4:04pm

Thirty-five persons have received training from Ambipar Response in best practices for managing oil spill events.

Public Invited To Join 2023 Caribe Wave Exercise

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 - 2:59pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) encourages residents of the Virgin Islands to join the annual earthquake and tsunami exercise Caribe Wave on March 23.  

VI Attains Emergency Management Re-Accreditation

Friday, 3 February 2023 - 10:09am

The Virgin Islands has earned re-accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Programme (EMAP) due to its continued adherence to a high standard of disaster management.

VI Benefits From Executive-Level Oil Spill Training

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 - 3:54pm

Twenty high level public officers participated in Level 3 Oil Spill Response Training designed to improve the coordination, management and planning of responses to these events.

Public Advised That Earthquakes Are A Year-Round Risk

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 - 1:00pm

Virgin Islands residents are reminded that it’s important to #BeReady for earthquakes year-round, as the VI is in a seismically active area.

2023 Schedule Of Early Warning System Tests Available

Friday, 6 January 2023 - 4:08pm

The public is invited to view and become familiar with scheduled monthly tests of the Department of Disaster Management’s National Early Warning Multi-hazard Alert System for 2023.

Enhanced Emergency Alerting Mobile App In Development

Wednesday, 28 December 2022 - 4:36pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is developing an enhanced emergency alerting app, which will be available to the public next year. Costs for the technical development of the app are being shared by the Government of the Virgin Islands and the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office.

2022 Hurricane Season Closes With Minimal Impacts To VI

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 - 4:18pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is thanking the Territory for its diligence in staying prepared throughout the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which ends today, November 30.

VI To Benefit From Enhanced Siren Technology

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 12:39pm

Director of Disaster Management Jasen Penn has said that the Virgin Islands early warning sirens now have better connectivity and enhanced remote activation capacity following improvements carried out this week.