BVI Tsunami Ready Certification
~ BVI nears “Tsunami Ready” Certification
The BVI is now Tsunami certified:
Signs are placed around the areas that could be affected by a tsunami. There are also drills at least once a year and the Alarm system is tested the first and last Friday of each month.
British Virgin Islands Nears “Tsunami Ready” Certification
The British Virgin Islands says it is in the final stages of preparation to seek “Tsunami Ready” certification from the United States-based National Weather Service.
The programme is designed to help communities that are vulnerable to tsunamis reduce the potential for “disastrous tsunami-related consequences.”
The British Virgin Islands is in a seismically active region; its tsunami preparation work follows the news that the nearby US Virgin Islands had completed its first-ever tsunami evacuation map…READ MORE
This is an important step for the British Virgin Islands as it helps its residents to be aware and prepared to act in event of a Tsunami warning.
The British Virgin Islands are the Caribbean’s most popular yacht charter destination. More bareboat and crewed yacht charters take place in the BVI on a year round basis than anywhere else in the Caribbean. It is very popular for the first time charterer as most of the sailing is in protected waters.