1. A three-person team from The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus (UWI-SRC)
arrived in St. Vincent this morning on board the Regional Security System (RSS) aircraft to provide
scientific support for the ongoing eruption at La Soufriѐre volcano. They are Geologist Prof. Richard
Robertson, Instrumentation Engineer Lloyd Lynch and Engineering Technician Ian Juman.
2. Two Aerial reconnaissance were done today. The first was done by the group of scientists on
board the Regional Security System (RSS) aircraft while en route to St. Vincent and the
Grenadines for a first- hand view of activities at the La Soufriere Volcano before landing at the
Argyle International Airport (AIA). However, heavy cloud cover prevented them from getting a
good view of the crater.
3. The second Aerial reconnaissance was done at 4:00 p.m. and the photographer was able to
capture photos of the crater, which show that the effusive eruption continues and the new dome
also continues to increase in size.
4. The public is reminded that when the magma interacts with the surface temperature, especially at
mornings when the air is cool, it appears as steam which may be seen above the crater. Similar
activities may continue for weeks or months.
5. Alert level remains at Orange. Persons living in areas close to the volcano which include
communities from Fancy to Georgetown and Belle Isle to Richmond are asked to remain alert
and listen to all advisories from the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).
6. The National Emergency Management Organisation is reminding the public that no evacuation
order or notice has been issued.
7. NEMO is also appealing to the public to desist from visiting the La Soufriere Volcano until the
scientists advise that it is safe to do so.
8. NEMO will continue to provide regular updates on all activities taking place at La Soufriere.

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