Tag: La Soufriere Volcano

St. Vincent Tackles Water, Food Shortages After La Soufrière Volcano Eruption

KINGSTOWN — The tiny eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent was rocked again by eruptions from the La Soufriere volcano as leaders warned of shortages of water and the potential need for hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild. The explosion around 6 a.m. Tuesday, caused another billowing plume of smoke and ash as well […]

St. Vincent Fears COVID-19 Outbreak With La Soufrière Volcano Evacuations, AP Says

KINGSTOWN — Officials in St. Vincent said today that they were extremely worried about a COVID-19 outbreak given the lack of water and more positive cases being reported as thousands of evacuees fleeing the erupting volcano crowd into shelters and private homes. About a dozen cases have been reported in recent days, with at least […]

St. Vincent Seeks Water, Funds As La Soufrière Volcano Keeps Erupting

KINGSTOWN — Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption of La Soufriere.  Between 16,000 to 20,000 people have been evacuated from the island’s northern region, […]

‘Huge’ Explosion Rocks St. Vincent As La Soufrière Volcano Keeps Erupting

KINGSTOWN — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early this morning in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to evacuate. Experts called it a […]

Governor Offers Prayers, Support To The People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines In Letter To Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan shared a letter with the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines offering support and assistance to the Islands’ people after a volcano eruption Friday forced more than 16,000 people to evacuate the island of St. Vincent. “On behalf of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands, I want […]

St. Vincent Residents Told To Be Ready To Evacuate Their Homes After La Soufriere Volcano Spews Ash

KINGSTOWN — Residents of the eastern Caribbean island chain of St. Vincent and the Grenadines were advised to evacuate their homes on Thursday after a volcano, dormant for decades, came back to life and began spewing ash. The government raised the alert level to orange for the volcano La Soufriere, indicating that it could erupt […]