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– BVI nears “Tsunami Ready” Certification –

The BVI is now Tsunami certified:

Signs are around the areas that could be affected by a tsunami.  There are also drills at least once a year. On the other hand, they test the Alarm system on the first and last Friday of each month.
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 program 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 the British Virgin Islands Nears “Tsunami Ready” Certification.

The BVI Tsunami Ready Certification is an important step for the British Virgin Islands as it helps its residents to be aware and prepared to act in the event of a Tsunami warning.

The British Virgin Islands is 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.

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