The three scientists credited with helping save lives ahead of a recent explosive volcano eruption in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent are known to locals simply as Richie, Rod and TC.“There were two days in which we were a bit smelly,” Robertson said with a laugh.
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PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC Charitable Foundation have collectively donated $100,000 to disaster relief and recovery efforts in St Vincent and the Grenadines.On 9 April, the La Soufriere volcano erupted, sending ash and gas plumes miles into the sky and affecting neighbouring islands.
The beautiful island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is experiencing one of nature’s furies.The La Soufriere volcano that has been dormant for the past 40 years erupted on April 9.Ashes and hot gas gushed from the “belly of the mountain” as the Vincentian people in La Soufriere’s path scrambled to evacuate.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Heavy rains poured down on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday, causing flooding and mudslides that damaged some homes and further battered areas already burdened by heavy ashfall from eruptions of La Soufriere volcano.Authorities said there were no reports of deaths or injuries as the storm deluged the Caribbean nation for hours, with some areas receiving from 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) to 5 inches (12.5 centimeters) of rain.
CDC says US industry could restart by mid-July British, Canadian, and U.S. nationals line up alongside the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Reflection to be evacuated free of charge, in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Friday, April 16, 2021.La Soufriere volcano has shot out another explosive burst of gas and ash Friday morning... (AP Photo/Orvil Samuel)British, Canadian, and U.S. nationals line up alongside the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Reflection to be evacuated free of charge, in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Friday,... (AP Photo/Orvil Samuel) (Newser) – Cruise lines that have been docked for more than a year because of the pandemic have been given a route to returning to sea.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday expressing solidarity and support for St. Vincent and urging continued financial help for the eastern Caribbean island as it deals with volcanic eruptions.The resolution, adopted by consensus in the 193-member world body, also asks U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to support rehabilitation efforts in St. Vincent and neighboring countries affected by the volcano.
The Jamaican government says it is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to the Government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines, following the impact of the La Soufrière volcano on the island.This was emphasized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon.
The Caribbean is beautiful, but it is fraught with danger.In the northern Caribbean, natural disasters include hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, droughts, bush fires, and a rare cold spell.In the islands of the eastern and south Caribbean, volcanic eruptions are also included.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The Caribbean islands are often known for their pristine, white beaches and their crystal-clear waters, but a recent seismic and fiery event has propelled the island of St. Vincent to the forefront of science news worldwide.The La Soufrière volcano first erupted on Friday, April 9th.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — After multiple eruptions from the La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, an Austin man knows what they’re going through and is doing his best to help.Billy Dennie grew up on the Caribbean island but has lived in Austin for about 20 years.
Clouds of volcanic ash over St. Vincent.Photo: Orvil Samuel/AP On April 9, La Soufrière volcano on St. Vincent began a series of catastrophic eruptions that have downed vital infrastructure on the Caribbean island.According to NASA, the active volcano — which has not erupted since 1979 — is among the most troubling to volcanologists due to its “explosive and erratic eruption style,” which flings ash and hot gas into the atmosphere.
"The devastating impact of this event on thousands of people is undeniable," he said, adding that more money will be needed once damage assessments are completed.Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said officials are still quantifying the damage, but that rebuilding will run "in the hundreds of millions of dollars," on top of "massive" humanitarian relief needs.
With one-third of his eastern Caribbean nation transformed turned into “a relative wasteland” from the erupting La Soufrière volcano, the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tuesday appealed to the international community for help with his country’s recovery.“It’s an extraordinary, existential challenge that is facing us,” Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines made a heartfelt plea Monday to the international community to help his country recover from a volcanic eruption that has displaced 20,000 people, saying the island nation is “in its midnight hour of need.” “Across our land, the faces of men and women are strained and anxious.