After a disastrous volcano explosion in Spain, Britons were compelled to flee La Palma.
HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN HAVE BEEN THREATENED by the La Palma eruption, which has wreaked enormous devastation. Due to a poisonous ash cloud erupting from the volcano, the island’s airport was forced to close on Saturday.
After the airport was closed, tourists were forced to leave the island by ferry. After hotels and holiday homes were evacuated, tourists were sheltered in decommissioned military barracks.
On September 19, the La Palma volcano began erupting, but it has recently become more active.
To escape the dangerous lava flow and noxious fumes, about 7,000 residents and visitors have been evacuated.
To protect themselves from the ash cloud, residents in the vicinity have been advised to stay indoors and use masks and goggles.
The cloud has risen from the volcano, but it can be carried for miles and hit other regions of La Palma by the wind.
If inhaled for a long time, gases produced by the volcano can cause serious damage to people’s lungs.
After the airport was closed, tourists were forced to join long lines for ships to leave the island.
After several explosions sent rock and ash flying, emergency services were forced to withdraw from the area.
Although no deaths have been reported as a result of the eruption, the lava has devastated several homes and fields.
The ash cloud is projected to go as far as the Balearic Islands, though it will most likely not be detrimental to tourists by that point due to its high altitude.
Tourists are advised to avoid La Palma and the Canary Islands, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
“On Sunday, September 19, 2021, at approximately 15.15 local time, a volcanic eruption occurred on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma,” according to a statement.
“The towns of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte, and El Paso have all been evacuated.”
“If you live in an affected area, you should follow local authorities’ instructions, especially Cabildo de La Palma’s social media updates.
“If you are considering a trip to the island in the near future, you should notify your tour operators/airlines as soon as possible.”
New satellite photographs showed lava streaming through the island, indicating that the devastating eruption could be seen from space.
As the lava surged over the landscape, swimming pools were cooked and residences were destroyed.
The explosion, according to scientists, might endure for a long time. “Brinkwire News Summary.”