The US Embassy in the Caribbean and the US Department of State are continuing to reach out to the British Virgin Islands and United Kingdom authorities to coordinate assistance to US citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  In the meantime, US citizens should shelter in one place and if urgent assistance is needed, contact local authorities, the US Embassy advises. 

Those needing urgent medical evacuation should contact the Department of Disaster Management by calling (284) 852-7525 or (284) 852-7500 or e-mailingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DDM also provided an updated list of shelters:

• New Testament Church, Tortola

• Zion Hill Methodist Church, Tortola

• Long Trench Community Center, Tortola

• St. George’s Anglican Church, Tortola

• Francis Lettsome School, Tortola

• Church of God of Prophesy, Long Look, Tortola

• Garden Bay Community Center, Tortola

• Claudia Creque School, Anegada

• Catholic Community Center, Virgin Gorda

• North South Methodist Church, Virgin Gorda

To notify the State Department about a US citizen in need of assistance, go to travel.state.gov or: e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and provide as much information as possible (at a minimum, please provide full name, gender, and last known location within country, if known).

Call us at 1-888-407-4747 (from the US and Canada), +1-202-501-4444 from overseas.