Canarias elaborates a guide of recommendations for the inhabitants of La Palma

The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has done this Friday an appeal to the tranquility destined to the neighbors of La Palma after the last

Canarias elaborates a guide of recommendations for the inhabitants of La Palma

The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has done this Friday an appeal to the tranquility destined to the neighbors of La Palma after the last days of seismic activity and before the possibility of a volcanic eruption. According to him, the situation is in the hands of experts and the administrations involved are "perfectly coordinated".

This has been indicated in statements to the media before attending the opening of the Judicial Year 2021-22 in the Old Palace of Justice of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. "We are closely following the evolution of seismic movements and we have not had a single call at night at 112, no movement, no alteration ... which does not mean that the eruption can not occur," he said .

Torres has stressed that sometimes, after a period of important seismic movements, there comes a parion of them and then an eruptive movement occurs. "It's true that every day we have had fewer movements, but they are at least depth and traveling inside the island, in the Jedey area."

In the same way, it made special emphasis on which mechanisms have been established in case it was necessary at any time perform an evacuation, which would be about 2,000 people. "This afternoon, an observation and monitoring aircraft from the Ministry of Ecological Transitioned Order by the Government of the Canary Islands will come to see how things evolve, hopefully there is nothing and that things walk as until now," he said.

In any case, the General Directorate of Safety and Emergencies recommends to the population following some advice since, the situation of 'yellow traffic light' in which the palm is found does not imply risk for the population, but it is recommended that citizenship be Report progress and changes through civil protection communiqués and the media.

"Ignore rumors that can be disseminated in these situations. Before a volcanic eruption, there is a gradual increase in seismic activity, which can be prolonged for a long time and be perceived by the population, so it should remain calm "They assure in a statement.

It is recommended that the population knows the communications network of the environment in which it resides: from the main roads to the secondary roads, and has localized the house of a relative outside the risk areas. If you observe any significant change, such as noises, gases, ash or change from the water level of the wells, you must communicate it to the CECOE, Emergency Coordinator and Safety Center 1-1-2.

"Plan what is necessary in case of evacuation of certain areas, lightweight hand luggage, mobile phone with charger, personal medications and important documentation," add. In addition, they remember that, those who coexist with people with reduced mobility and need a special evacuation (ambulance), should notify it to the Department of Social Affairs of His City Council.

Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 20:21

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