FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR BVI

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for low-lying and flood-prone areas of the British Virgin Islands, effective until midnight today, Wednesday 7 February 2024. This warning indicates that moderate to major flooding is either occurring or imminent in the specified areas, posing a serious threat to residents and property. Residents residing in low-lying or … Continued

ADVERSE WEATHER FORCES CLOSURE OF ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

In response to anticipated adverse weather conditions, the Ministry of Education following advice from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has issued a directive for all public schools in the territory to remain closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The decision according to the Ministry of Education was made to prioritize the safety of students … Continued

PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. MOBILIZES IN ANTICIPATION OF HEAVY RAINS

In light of a weather alert for an approaching frontal trough system, the Public Works Department has mobilized crews to monitor and prepare for potential flooding and storm impacts. Minister for Communications and Works Hon.Kye Rymer said the Public Works Department has activated its emergency response team. Crews are inspecting waterways and ghuts across the … Continued

PREMIER WHEATLEY ADDRESSES PHILIPPE AFTERMATH

In a recent press conference, Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley addressed the impacts of Tropical Storm Phlippe on the British Virgin Islands . The Premier acknowledged that the rainfall was much more than initially forecasted and put significant pressure on the region’s infrastructure and resources. He highlighted the increasing frequency of such extreme weather … Continued

FLOODING RAVAGES TORTOLA; RESIDENTS TOLD TO STAY HOME

Flooding has wreaked havoc across several areas of Tortola, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, leaving residents unable to leave their homes and local authorities grappling with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Philippe. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) reports that overnight rainfall reached a staggering 3-4 inches. As a result, many residents found … Continued

TROPICAL CYCLONE AL95 COULD AFFECT BVI BY THIS WEEKEND – DDM URGES VIGILANCE AND PREPAREDNESS

The Department of Disaster Management has reported that its regional partner, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services is closely monitoring the progress of a potential tropical cyclone that could be in or near the area of the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands by late this upcoming weekend. Based on the forecast model tracks, … Continued

13 NAMED STORMS, 6 HURRICANES PREDICTED FOR 2023 SEASON; DDM URGES PREPAREDNESS

Meteorologists have predicted 13 named storms for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season, with 6 expected to be strong enough to be dubbed hurricanes. This was shared during the Tropical Weather Conference by Dr Philip Klotzbach of the Tropical Meteorology Project of Colorado State University. According to Dr. Klotzbach this early 2023 outlook is based on … Continued

FOUR MAJOR HURRICANES LISTED AMONG 17 ACTIVE FOR THIS ATLANTIC SEASON. DDM WARNS RESIDENTS TO BE READY

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is encouraging residents to do their part to be ready for hurricanes and other hazards this storm season. Experts are warning of another active Atlantic Hurricane Season with seventeen named storms, including eight hurricanes expected in the Atlantic basin during the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. According to the latest … Continued

DDM’S UPDATE ON DISTURBANCES IN THE ATLANTIC

Disturbance 1 is a well-defined tropical wave located along 62W, or over the Lesser Antilles and eastern Caribbean. It is moving to the west near 20 mph. This tropical wave will move across the eastern Caribbean today and may create unsettling weather conditions for the British Virgin Islands later tonight. Thunderstorms have increased significantly with … Continued