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St. Vincent – La Soufrière Volcano - Protecting Yourself From Breathing Volcanic Ash, International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN)

“The first explosion of La Soufrière Volcano occurred Friday morning, a day after the government ordered mandatory evacuations based on warnings from scientists who noted a type of seismic activity before dawn on Thursday that meant magma was on the move close to the surface. The explosion shot an ash column more than 33,000 feet (seven kilometers) into the sky, with lightning crackling through the towering cloud of smoke late Friday.” - NBC News

To protect yourself and your family, follow the guidance from National Emergency Organizations.  

  • Avoid going outside
  • Keep windows and doors closed
  • If you need to leave your home, at a minimum, wear an N95 face mask

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