Evacuation Alert – Volcano Red Zone Areas of St. Vincent

Location: St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Event:  Due to the increased seismic activity at the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent, the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has issued an Evacuation Order of all premises in the areas designated in the Red Zones on the Northeast and Northwest of St. Vincent.

The alert level has been raised to “Red” as a result of the increased activity.  The Caribbean Disaster Management Agency (CDEMA) and St. Vincent’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) will continue monitoring the situation closely.  NEMO has activated its National Emergency Operations Center.

Volcano Hazard Map: http://nemo.gov.vc/nemo/index.php/disaster-management/mitigation/49-news-events/press-release/563-volcanic-hazard-map-st-vincent

List of Evacuation Shelters: http://nemo.gov.vc/nemo/index.php/62-plan-policies/emergency-shelters/631-emergency-shelters-for-a-volcanic-eruption-explosive

Actions to Take:

  • We advise U.S. citizens to follow local guidance and evacuate from the Red Zones in the Northeast and Northwest of St. Vincent.
  • Remain vigilant and maintain active awareness of local conditions.
  • Monitor local news, the NEMO website, and NEMO social media for updated information on evacuation shelters and procedures.  
  • In the case of emergency, dial 999, 911 or 112
  • NEMO Emergency Phone Number: +1 784-458-6366

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados

Phone number: +1 246-227-4000

Email address:  BridgetownACS@state.gov

Embassy website:  https://bb.usembassy.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Country Information Pages for your destination country in the Eastern Caribbean

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