St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a southern Caribbean nation comprising a main island, St. Vincent, and 32 smaller islands and cays to the south of the main island. The combined population size is approximately 110 thousand and the north of the main island is home to one of the region's volcanoes - La Soufrière.
On Friday 9th April 2021 at 8:41am ECT, La Soufrière Volcano erupted. Since then the volcano has entered a state of continuous eruptions, some of these very violent. The eruptions launched ash and debris into the air, which resulted in weighty ash deposits that destroyed property and plant life, knocked out the islands electrical power system and forced an island wide water lock-off. There were also deadly pyroclastic flows (avalanches of scorching gas and debris traveling up to 120 miles per hour).
Thousands of people were evacuated from the north to the south and are staying in shelters or with relatives or friends. The scientists said that the eruptions may continue for the rest of 2021.
The people have asked that we join them in praying for heavy rains to wash the ash away.
Our team is on the ground, busy distributing supplies from our ship Logos Hope to shelters. The ship also distributed 50,000 Gallons of water.
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Together we can let them know we care!
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