Since the volcano’s initial eruption, authorities have been keeping tabs on the lava flow and how it might impact La Palma’s 83,000 residents. While 6,000 people have been evacuated thus far and the lava has consumed homes, life has continued as usual for many on the island. The flow has largely affected a portion of the western side of the island, with ashfall also spattering areas immediately downwind.
Some of the new flow, authorities said, is tracking near where evacuations have already occurred, and they’ve allowed people whose homes might be in danger back into the exclusion zone to get their belongings. The AP reported that multiple trucks left the evacuated area on Saturday with loads of furniture and other household items.
Leave a Reply