Category: British Virgin Islands News

U.S. Virgin Islands Turning Away Boat Refugees Arriving From Hurricane Irma-Ravaged British Virgin Islands

TOTAL DEVASTATION: Aerial view of devastation following Hurricane Irma at Bitter End in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands September 8, 2017, is seen in this still image taken from social media video. [ad name=”HTML-68″] ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The U.S. government is turning away people trying to flee the hurricane-devastated British Virgin Islands for the […]

Hurricane Irma Recovery For St. Thomas and St. John Residents Sticking It Out: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

PARADISE LOST: Damaged houses line a hillside Monday in Old Tutu following Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Hurricane Irma survivors on the hardest-hit islands in the Virgin Islands fear that they will be forgotten after the storm left “apocalyptic” destruction in its wake, wiping out homes and leaving many residents desperate […]

Hurricane Irma Projected To Make First Landfall In The Caribbean As A Cat 5 Storm At Barbuda, Then Sint Maarten

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricane Irma is expected to strengthen into a massive Category 5 storm before it passes near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Irma was 538 miles east of St. Croix at 7 a.m. today. Hurricane force winds extend out 45 miles from its center of circulation and tropical storm force […]

Hurricane Irma Continues To Barrel Towards The Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico … Illinois National Guard And FEMA Deploy Before The Storm

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Hurricane Irma continued to bear down on Sunday as it continued a southwesterly track that is likely to threaten islands at the eastern end of the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday. Hurricane watches were posted for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Guadeloupe and the British Virgin […]

Hurricane Irma Poised To Smack Down The Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico On Wednesday-Thursday

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Monster Hurricane Irma dropped one degree in Latitude from 19.0 to 18.0 last night — an indication that the powerful Category 3 storm is now moving in a southwesterly direction — putting it more on track to affect the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico sometime Wednesday when it is expected to […]

With Early Comparisons To Hugo, The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Waits To See If Hurricane Irma Will Visit Us Next Week

WHERE WILL IRMA GO? The projected path and intensity of Hurricane Irma based on Friday’s modeling. [ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Powerful Hurricane Irma rapidly intensified in the open Atlantic and poses a major threat to the region, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico next week. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo […]

NOAA Says The Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico Can Expect More Storms In 2017 Than Originally Forecast

MIAMI — NOAA has raised the number of named storms it expects to develop in their latest 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, warning that “the season has the potential to be extremely active.” In their August outlook update released Wednesday, NOAA forecasters said there is a high chance – 60 percent – of an above-average hurricane season, […]

British Virgin Islands Still Digging Out After Tropical Wave Dumped 17 Inches of Rain In 17 Hours

[ad name=”HTML-68″] ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands is in full “cleanup mode” following a tropical wave that dumped 17 inches of rain in 17 hours on Monday. Hardest hit of the islands was Tortola, which had significant damage to its road network, according to Premier Orlando Smith. Many businesses in the capital city […]

V.I. Freep 2017 Tropical Storm Watch Team Predicts That Invest 99L Will Pass To The North of The BVI

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Freep‘s 2017 Tropical Storm Watch Team continues to monitor Invest 99L which was 282 miles away from St. Croix at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Invest 99-L is still a very disorganized cluster of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Models do keep moving the system to the northern side of the Lesser […]

VI Freep 2017 Storm Watch Team Projects Invest 99L To Miss The Territory To The North

WHAT TO EXPECT: The area highlighted is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Free Press is projecting Invest 99L to pass well north of the territory. The disorganized, asymmetrical storm system was about 812 miles away from St. Croix at 10:30 […]