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No major damage reported after passage of Hurricane Fiona

A photo overlooking the territory after hurricane Fiona passed. 

The British Virgin Islands did not sustain any substantial damage from Hurricane Fiona which passed south of the territory on Sunday.

Acting Governor David Archer Jr said the teams from Public Works assessed and cleared the roadways yesterday and did a general assessment across the territory.

“Preliminary reports coming from around Tortola and the main sister islands do not indicate any major damage to roads, infrastructure, or essential facilities. For all this, we should be extremely grateful,” Archer Jr said.

Additionally, he noted that all Virgin Islands airports and seaports and airports will reopen and are expected to begin operation as planned this morning. The ports of entry were closed yesterday as the territory was still under a small craft warning because of expected high seas.

The Acting Governor also extended gratitude to the people who worked hard to ensure the BVI was ready for Fiona and ready for the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

“[Thanks] to you the public for adhering to notices from DDM (Department of Disaster Management), and taking the needed precautions to safeguard your homes, businesses, and families. Essential workers; your commitment to keeping all our lights on, roads clear, and critical facilities open is deeply appreciated,” Archer Jr said.

Meanwhile, Acting Premier and Minister for Works Kye Rymer said he visited various locations with his team at the Public Works Department.

“I must say that the preparatory work by the team over the past several weeks and months with the clearing of ghuts and water courses of debris has indeed yielded positive results. This is to say, so far, there are no reported incidents of flooding on either of our islands,” Rymer said.

“I just want to take this opportunity to remind all of us to remain in a state of readiness during this active Atlantic Hurricane Season. Let’s continue to ensure that our homes and businesses remain in a state of readiness at all times. Government ministries, agencies, and departments will do their part to continue to embrace the motto ‘Be Ready and Stay Ready’,” he added.

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  1. @ BVI NEWS says:

    THANKS FOR THE UPDATE ON THE STORM , KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK (RESPECT TO YOU ALL / WHERE’S THE YELLOW SITE

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  2. Hurricane says:

    No hurricane but yes storm…… change your caption

  3. @Hurricane says:

    Fiona was upgraded to a hurricane Category 1 as it came in our direction. Luckily we got the the rain and wind as it passed miles away while headed to Puerto Rico and elsewhere.
    You missed that memo.

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  4. Truth says:

    PWD diggers did an excellent job in clearing the roads. Thanks.

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  5. THE TRUTH IS says:

    WHEN IS THE ARISTOCRATS POLITICIANS GOING TO CLEAN UP THE NEW GHETTO
    FORMING ON UPPER MAIN STREET BY THE SPANIARDS / THEY ARE HOOKING ONTO ( WSD ) LINES ALSO IN SCATLIFFE ALLEY AND CRAB LOT , WHO RESPONSIBLE FOR ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS OR THAT ISN’T A BIG DEAL ? 🤔 WHILE THEY CHARGING INNOCENT PEOPLE AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR BILLS ALREADY PAID , MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS

  6. Curious says:

    Does anyone maintain records of how much rainfall we actually got?

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