UPDATE: Press Conference on La Soufriere Volcano
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams, Director of The UWI Seismic Research Centre, Dr Erouscilla Joseph; and a representative of DEM will hosted a Press Conference today, Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. (PR)
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley
- Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley expressed gratitude to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre.
- Bajans have been asked not to panic.
- The effects of the La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent will be handled with common sense.
- This is a first for us as a nation dealing with the scale of ashfall.
- As bad as it is it can be worse.
- We are living in uncertain times.
Dr Erouscilla Joseph
- This eruption while similar to 1979 eruption, is different because of jetting and height of ash columns not seen in 1902 or 1979 eruptions
- That is why we are getting so much ash.
- Barbaos’ water quality is sound.
- The Barbados Water Authority network is not vulnerable to the ashfall.
- We are in a drought.
- Minimise use of water.