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NOAA Expects No Impact to USVI From St. Vincent Volcano Eruption; VITEMA Says it's Monitoring Situation

Ernice Gilbert | April 10, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Friday that it does not expect impact to the U.S. Virgin Islands from the La Soufrière volcano eruption in St. Vincent. "Winds are forecast to continue from the northeast with sea breeze variations across the U.S. Virgin Islands throughout the weekend. Under this wind flow, the ash plume from La Soufrière volcano on the island of Saint Vincent in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is not expected to affect the local island," NOAA said in a release. Satellite images (pinkish color) showed the plume of ashes moving eastward, well southeast of the region, into the Atlantic Waters. The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency, which also said there were not threats to the USVI as a result of the eruption as of Friday, added that it would continue to monitor the situation "as continued…

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