As the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines enjoy their last of a four-day holiday, the La Soufrière volcano continues to exude magma on the surface and steam can still be observed from the Belmont Observatory.
The National Emergency Management Organization has advised persons living in areas close to the volcano to expect strong sulphur smells for several days to weeks, depending on changes in wind direction.
With the alert level remaining at Orange, NEMO continues to appeal to the public to desist from visiting the La Soufrière Volcano, especially going into the crater, since doing so is extremely dangerous.
NEMO and the SRC are to host a Virtual Community Meeting with residents of Georgetown on Tuesday 26th January, 2021, to update residents on the latest development at the La Soufriere Volcano and to discuss the Georgetown Community Evacuation Plan. The meeting will be broadcast live on all leading media outlets on the island.
The National Emergency Management Organization has confirmed that there is no evacuation order or notice has been issued.