Friday, September 24, 2021

La Palma volcano leaves path of destruction as lava flows toward sea

The spectacular volcanic eruption that continues to spew ash, smoke and lava on the Spanish island of La Palma has destroyed nearly 400 homes and 200 hectares (494 acres) of land, Canary Islands president Angel Victor Torres said Thursday.

More than 5,700 people have been forced from their homes, and many will never be able to return. Agricultural land, much of it for banana production, as well as businesses and roads have also been razed by the lava.

Most people are staying with relatives in safe areas on the island, but hundreds are being transferred around to different state shelters. Those who have fled their homes are encountering a lack of other housing options, and the volcano could continue erupting for weeks or even months.

The regional government has announced that it will acquire nearly 300 houses for the displaced, though many say that will not be enough to meet the demand.

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