STATEMENT FROM THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS TOURIST BOARD ON HURRICANE DORIAN

29 Aug 2019
STATEMENT FROM THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS TOURIST BOARD ON HURRICANE DORIAN
Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the British Virgin Islands the afternoon of August 28, 2019 as a Category 1 hurricane.

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (August 29, 2019) – Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the British Virgin Islands the afternoon of August 28, 2019 as a Category 1 hurricane. 

The British Virgin Islands received minimal damage from Hurricane Dorian according to preliminary reports immediately after the storm’s passing on Wednesday evening. A more detailed damage assessment is currently being carried out, however the territory has resumed regular business operations at banks, government offices and most other businesses in the area after an assessment of facilities this morning. Airports and seaports have reopened, with air and sea transportation back to regularly scheduled service.

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport reopened at 7:30am, domestic ferries have resumed normal service and the BVI Ports Authority is discussing the resumption of international ferry services with the USVI Ports Authority.

The British Virgin Islands continues to remain in a state of readiness for what is now the peak of the hurricane season. The territory is actively sharing updates on the Department of Disaster Management website throughout this year’s hurricane season.