BVI Gov’t prepares for another possible active hurricane season

first_imgThe Government of the BVI has initiated a plan to get ready for what may be another active season, according to the preliminary predictions released in December 2017.According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), the commencement of the 2018 hurricane season is just about three months away and residents of the BVI are being asked to utilise this off-season to get their homes and businesses repaired and ready.The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from 1st June to 30th November.Director of DDM, Sharleen DaBreo while speaking about the ongoing preparations being made said that they have commenced a detailed inspection of the Emergency Shelters that were officially designated in 2017 and they are also looking at other facilities that were used during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read more at: BVI Platinum News Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jan 27, 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Mar 27, 2020 You may be interested in… May 4, 2020 Building Disaster Resilience in Caribbean’s Culture Sector CDEMA, UNOCHA host data, information management training in… Elizabeth Riley appointed CDEMA Executive Director (Ag) BVI launches Flood-Resilient SMART Communities ProjectDecember 28, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Three flood-prone communities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will soon benefit from a project that will help them build resilience to that particular climate change impact. The Establishing Flood-Resilient SMART Communities through Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Partnerships project will target the communities of Sea…December 28, 2017In “British Virgin Islands”CDB launches US$65.5M rehabilitation, reconstruction project in the British Virgin Islands[su_pullquote align=”right”]“It is time to get our livelihoods back on track. It is time for us to get on with the several projects and initiatives that are identified for each ministry in the loan agreement. And, it is time to weather proof our infrastructure and rebuild it in a way…April 12, 2018In “British Virgin Islands”WMO Hurricane Committee reviews devastating 2017 seasonThe World Meteorological Organization’s Hurricane Committee meets from 9 to 13 April to review the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and to discuss regional coordination and operational planning to protect lives and property in the forthcoming one. The extremely active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most destructive on record.…April 9, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp RFA Mounts Bay visits Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada last_img read more

Hakone Tozan replaces funicular trainsets

first_imgPhoto: Kazumiki Miurazoom inzoom outReplacing 25 year old vehicles, the two-car red and blue trainsets for the funicular have been supplied by Keio Juuki Seibi Co; each is able to accommodate up to 250 passengers.Services on the upper section of the railway between Hakone-Yumoto and Gora have been temporarily suspended as a result of damage to the infrastructure following Typhoon Hagibis. A replacement bus service is currently in operation over this section. #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Photo: Kazumiki Miurazoom inzoom outJAPAN: Hakone Tozan Railway launched its fifth generation of rolling stock for its 1·2 km funicular line into revenue service on March 20, having unveiled the two new trains on March 18.Japan’s only mountain railway serves the Fuji Hakone Izu national park, east of Mount Fuji, climbing inland from an interchange with the Tokaido Shinkansen at Odawara through a series of switchbacks to Gora, 541 m above sea level. The connecting funicular, branded as the Hakone Tozan Cable Car, passclimbs further to the hot springs at Sounzan.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more