1. The team from The Seismic Research Centre, Universityof the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
(UWI-SRC) led by Vincentian Geologist Prof. Richard Robertson installed a monitoring station
at Wallibou today.
They made a trip to the crater rim, to take still photos and videos which will allow them to estimate the volume of material extruded and growth of the new dome. Based on
observations today, the dome is slowly getting bigger.
2. The SRC Team will also conduct a reconnaissanceof the La SoufriereVolcano on board the French
Helicopter on Wednesday 6th January, 2020 through an arrangement between the Government of
St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Government of France, through the Embassy of France to
the Eastern Caribbean States, to Barbados and the OECS in Saint Lucia.
3. The Regional Security System (RSS) Aircraft will also do a surveillance of the La Soufriere
Volcano on Wednesday 6th January, 2021.
4. Aerial reconnaissance of La Soufriere was done today, however thick cloud cover was blocking
the view of the new dome.
5. Alert level remains at Orange. The Volcano continues to exude magma on the surface and steam
can still be observed from the Belmont Observatory. Persons living in areas close to the volcano
should expect strong sulphur smells for several days to weeks, depending on changes in wind
6. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) held three (3) community meetings
today with residents of Fancy, Owia, Point and Calliaqua to provide an update on the present
situation at the La Soufriere Volcano, conduct a review of the Community Volcano Emergency
Plans, in addition, residents of Calliaqua were also briefed on their roles as it relates to receiving
person who will be evacuated if it becomes necessary.
7. There will also be a meeting with residents of Sandy Bay and surrounding communities on
Thursday 7th January 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Sandy Bay Government School to update residents
on the present situation at the La Soufriere Volcano and to review the Community Volcano
8. On Saturday 9th January 2021, NEMO will meet with residents of Georgetown and surrounding
areas at the Georgetown Secondary School at 3:00 p.m. to update residents on the present situation
at the La Soufriere Volcano and to review the Community Volcano Emergency Plan.
9. The National Emergency Management Organisation is reminding the public that no
evacuation order or notice has been issued.
10. NEMO continues to appeal to the public to desist from visiting the La Soufriere
Volcano until the scientists advise that it is safe to do so.
11. NEMO will continue to provide regular updates on all activities taking place at La