Most notably, the eruption of 1902 killed many Indigenous Black Caribs, who had been banished by the British colonial government to live at Sandy Bay in the shadow of the volcano. Gonsalves said that several neighboring island nations, including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, and St. Lucia, have offered to welcome evacuees.
John Renton, a school principal who was in charge of one shelter, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that they had plenty of masks and other personal protective equipment but needed more cots.
He noted that he was talking to Caribbean governments to accept people's ID cards if they don't have a passport.
"This is an emergency situation, and everybody understands that", Gonsalves said, adding that those who opt to go to a shelter in the island chain of St. Vincent and the Grenadines also be vaccinated.
He said two Royal Caribbean cruise ships are expected to arrive by Friday and a third one in the coming days, as well as two Carnival cruise ships due to arrive by Friday.
La Soufrière is the highest peak in St. Vincent.
While talking, he was interrupted by a phone call from a government official asking about the state of things.
Shelters filled up overnight as people living in the northern part of the island sought safer ground under government orders, with a string of vehicle lights twinkling through the darkened mountains.
"La Soufriere last erupted in 1979 and today's heightened alert comes as a result of increased seismic and volcanic activity". I want to urge all our people to be calm, do not panic, be disciplined, be orderly. "We will let you know when the buses will get to your community", the NEMO director said. "That is the worst thing to do", he said.
Geologist Richard Robertson said at 3:00 am Thursday, monitoring stations reported low-level seismic activity, with four different ones at varying times, with the latest at 10:00 am.
Robertson said this flow is one of the most unsafe things from a volcano like La Soufriere which is why people are moved off the mountain.
"La Soufriere has erupted".
Vincentian authorities have ordered an evacuation ahead of an imminent eruption by St. Vincent's active volcano, La Soufriere, which has been effusively erupting but also formed a large lava dome.
Whether hurricanes, earthquakes, or other calamities, Royal Caribbean has traditionally stepped up with humanitarian aid and assistance.
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