La Soufrière Eruption, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
On the 9th of April this year, the active volcano, La Soufrière began a succession of eruptions which continue to engulf
Saint Vincent and Barbados, in considerable quantities of volcanic ash, with lesser amounts to St. Lucia.
In accordance with Government directives, over 20,000 residents have been evacuated to safety and even as the volcano still rumbles, the arduous clean up has already begun.
While we all hope for a speedy end to this activity,
we continue to be thankful for local, regional and international assistance during this crisis and the impending relief work necessary to return our island to its former beauty.
The Management and Staff of ECMIL encourage everyone at home and abroad to do all in their power to assist those in need, during this difficult time.
We stand ready to supply our island with the necessary building materials to facilitate this reconstruction and continue to serve the region.
A Call to Action
Please be advised that:
The Office of The Prime Minister of
St. Vincent and The Grenadines has provided banking information for donations made for disaster relief.
The Government of St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Accountant General - Disaster Relief Fund
Bank: Bank of St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Address: Bedford Street, Kingstown,
St. Vincent and The Grenadines.
Account Number: 137741
Swift Code: NCBVVC22
The National Emergency Management Organisation
of St. Vincent and The Grenadines (NEMO) post all the relevant and current information regarding this volcanic activity on their website at: http://www.nemo.gov.vc/nemo/
and at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nemosvg/
To find out how you can help contact NEMO in Saint Vincent or a local NEMO office throughout the Caribbean.
An important Reminder
What to do during a volcanic eruption:
- If indoor, close all windows and doors
- If outdoor, seek shelter
- Avoid low lying areas
- Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants
- Use goggles to protect your eyes
- Use dust masks
- Stay out of volcanic areas
- Please maintain volcanic activity
and COVID19 protocols