Eruption of the volcano of St. Vincent: ash, covered in mud, Caribbean Islands

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Emma Teitel
Emma Teitel
Emma Teitel is an award-winning national affairs columnist with the Toronto Star who writes about anything and everything. She got her start at Maclean's Magazine where she wrote frequently about women's issues, LGBT rights, and popular culture.

La Soufrière – in English: the sulfur pit – there is still no peace. Since the first outbreak on Friday, it always comes back to eruptions of the volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. Ash clouds to the East of the island – and now, in the 12-km altitude.

On Tuesday fell, then rain. The result is The empty streets of the island are now covered by a sticky layer of ash. A part of the Vegetation choked, are also destroyed Crops. The water reservoirs are dirty – accordingly, clean drinking water, according to the United Nations on the entire island.

Between 16,000 and 20,000 people were evacuated from the Northern Region of the island. About a third of the island is locked. Deaths there are, apparently, but so far, no.

According to the government of the small island state is in need of several hundred million dollars to combat the impact of the outbreak. Help comes from Barbados. On the 180 km of island store water supplies, and hygiene items, organized by the United Nations, the remote neighbor. And: Barbados has many of the evacuated residents included fights, however, in the meantime, even with the rain of ash.

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