BVI To Participate In Regional Simulation Exercise On March 25

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 5:00pm

The British Virgin Islands will join several other countries and territories in testing their tsunami readiness during the simulation exercise, Caribe Wave/Lantex 2015, scheduled for Wednesday, March 25.

2015 Hurricane Season Forecast Looks Uncertain Due To El Nino

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 4:45pm

Forecasters are uncertain about how the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will look if the currently developing weak El Niño persists throughout the summer months.

This initial uncertainty comes ahead of the first quantitative forecast for 2015 which will be issued on April 9.

Testing Of The Emergency Alert System

Friday, 23 January 2015 - 10:00am

The Department of Disaster Management is informing the public that the National Siren System and National Emergency Broadcast System will be tested today, Friday, 23rd January at 2:00 pm.  The test is carried out on the fourth Friday of every month.

BVI Under Evaluation For Emergency Management Accreditation

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 4:15pm

By the end of this week, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will know whether its National Disaster Management Programme (NDMP), led by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), has met the required standards and can be considered for accreditation from the United States based Emergency Management Accreditation Programme (EMAP).