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American University of St. Vincent on alert for the La Soufrière volcanic eruption

American University of St. Vincent on alert for the La Soufrière volcanic eruption.

April 09, 2021 Updates on La Soufriere Volcano (at 3 : 00 PM EST)

The American University of St. Vincent, School of Medicine has confirmed that there were no injuries reported in a volcanic eruption that happened in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent has erupted, spewing ash and lava in a dramatic event that followed a declaration of disaster in the country.

According to official sources, the eruption began at 8:41 a.m. on Friday, April 09, 2021. “All persons in the Red Zone are asked to evacuate immediately!” St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said in a statement.

The University’s emergency crews are on high alert and ensure that all of our staff and students are well informed and that evacuation plans are all in place should need arise.

The school understands that some people will find news about the volcanic eruption to be stressful or disturbing. To this end, students and staff of American University of St. Vincent are advised to reach out to one of the University councilors or administrators to seek immediate help. Inquiries may be directed to: emergency@aussom.org  or +1-416-743-9222.

The University community and the public will be provided further updates on the school’s website and social media pages using facts confirmed by government officials or publicly available news.

 

Map of SVG showing the various zones and location of AUS and where most of our students and staff reside.

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