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Evacuation Continues as La Soufriere Ashes Darken the Skies


By Staff Writer

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Ashes from the La Soufriere Volcanic eruption in St Vincent darkened the skies over the country and neighboring islands like Barbados but there were no reports of injuries.

Here is an excerpt from Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves’s report Saturday morning (April 10):

Meanwhile, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ National Emergency Management Organization Saturday issued several public advisories for people living away from the danger zone.

Vincentians living in the southern area of St Vincent were warned to stay indoors as ash from La Soufriere continued to billow in the air miles from the volcano’s location on the northern side of the island.

“We are covered in ash and strong sulphur scents pervade the air. For those with respiratory problems we ask that you take the necessary precautions to remain safe and healthy.”

“Now that the La Soufriere volcano has begun erupting explosively, ash falls will soon overwhelm us. Be sure to get rid of or clean up the ash, soon after it falls. If rain falls, the ash could harden and pose a danger to you.”



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