Last updated on Friday, 9 April 2021, 9:59 by Denis Chabrol
La Vincent and Grenadines’ La Soufriere volcano erupted Friday morning, less than 24 hours after authorities declared an emergency and ordered around 20,000 residents to evacuate.
There has been news of all the reputable sources of information, but the state-run National Emergency Management Institute (NEMO) said on Twitter that there was an “explosive explosion in La Soufriere” and called on residents and other persons to “Leave the red zone immediately. La Soufriere has exploded. An ash fall was recorded as far as the Argyle International Airport. ”
Overnight, hundreds of people emptied by road and sea to shelters, relatives and friends in the safe zone.
Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali has already promised to give national relief after St Vincent and the Grenadines sent a list of what’s required.
The Caribbean Disaster Management Agency has activated its emergency response system and deployed logistics experts to work with NEMO.
The La Soufriere volcano last erupted in 1979.