British Virgin Islands Continue to Assess Hurricane Damage

As the government of the British Virgin Islands continues to assess the significant damage sustained during Hurricane Irma, those concerned about the well-being of a relative or loved one who was in the territory at the time of the storm can contact bviddmirma@gmail.com.

All travellers in need of assistance are being encouraged to consult with the BVI Tourist Board office located on Virgin Gorda.

The priority in the coming days is to ensure that all remaining visitors are safely transported out of the territory.

  • Virgin Gorda: The tourist board office is located at Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour. Current hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A curfew remains in effect on Virgin Gorda from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Tortola: The tourist board office on Tortola is not currently in operation. Those requiring assistance on Tortola should visit the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) which is operating out of Peebles Hospital in Road Town.

At these two centres, staff will provide assistance in co-ordinating departures from the islands. Yesterday, the team on the ground helped American visitors board a ferry to St. Thomas for transportation to Miami via Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruise ships.

 

Posted in Destinations, News

 

 

Categories