St. Vincent Volcano Eruption: Live Story

The Caribbean island of St. Vincent is going through a sequence of eruptions from the La Soufriere volcano, which killed 1,600 individuals when it erupted in 1902. The island’s 111,000 residents are at the moment beneath risk from pyroclastic (scorching fuel and particles) flows, widespread ash, and the degradation of native meals and water provides — in addition to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.

Direct Aid is responding to requests for native companions to assist assist emergency response efforts and susceptible populations on the island.

Test this web page for ongoing updates from Direct Aid’s emergency response workforce, analysis and evaluation workforce, and journalists.
A view of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ La Soufriere volcano. (Photograph courtesy of the College of the West Indies Seismic Analysis Middle)April 14

A 20-pallet cargo, valued at $1.8 million, was picked up from Direct Aid’s Santa Barbara headquarters by FedEx, en path to St. Lucia, the place will probably be staged for supply to St. Vincent.

April 13
Fb Information Present Inhabitants Motion On Island

An evaluation of anonymized Facebook-provided user data suggests that folks in St. Vincent are transferring south on the island, with that space’s inhabitants having elevated by about 40%, in comparison with the pre-eruption baseline. Based mostly on this evaluation, the best proportional change truly got here from St. Patrick, not from St. David – which is the district the place the volcano is positioned. St, David principally despatched of us to St.

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