RSS Assisting With St. Vincent & The Grenadines Evacuation

Regional Security System | Thursday, April 8, 2021

Residents of areas surrounding the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are currently being evacuated. (Photo: RSS)

The Regional Security System (RSS) has been mobilised and is assisting its Member State, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with the evacuation of residents as they prepare for the possible eruption of the La Soufriere volcano.

Executive Director of the RSS, Captain (N) Errington Shurland, has affirmed that at present his team is working with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the St. Vincent National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO ) and the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC), to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of the residents there.

The island moved from a state of orange alert to red alert earlier this evening, and an evacuation order for the immediate areas surrounding the volcano was issued by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.