BREAKING: Over 11,000 To Be EVACUATED

EMERGENCY EVACUATION ORDERED BY GOVERNMENT

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

Hundreds of boats are headed to the Pacific island of Ambae, Vanuatu, as efforts are underway to evacuate all 11,000 residents because of a huge erupting volcano.

The government has ordered the evacuation of 11,000 people as the volcano – Monaro Voui – smothers the island in ash and acid rain.

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The head of the island’s provincial government, Georgewin Garae, on Saturday said those who had left had done so on boats or planes they had chartered themselves. About 500 people have already evacuated from the Vanuatu island of Ambae, as the island’s volcano continues to erupt, according to Radio New Zealand.

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Garae said most of the rest were waiting for the government evacuation in evacuation centers, which will start in earnest on Sunday, as ferries start to arrive with food, water and other supplies.

“They are inter-island ships which carry upwards of 100 to 150. They will make a number of trips to complete everybody on the island,” he said.

Garae said the volcano showed no sign of settling down. He said a large series of eruptions on Friday night frightened everyone on the island, and were the largest he’d ever heard.

The eruption has polluted many of the island’s water sources leaving thousands of people in need of safe drinking water, Red Cross delegate Joe Cropp told Reuters by phone on Sunday.

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“Water is crucial,” he said. “It’s important to get on top of it right away.”

The Manaro Voui volcano, the nation’s largest, was seen hurling steam and rocks into the air by New Zealand vulcanologist Brad Scott who flew over the volcano on Saturday.

“Maybe about every 8 to 10 seconds there was an explosion, throwing lava bombs up maybe 50 to 100 meters above the crater and there’s also two small lava flows that are flowing across the island into the lake as well,” he said in an interview with Radio NZ published on Sunday.

Crowds of islanders from at least three evacuation points on the island have begun boarding a flotilla of ships including ferries, canoes and commercial vessels for the safety of surrounding islands Maewo, Pentecost and Santo.

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The Vanuatu Government wants all 11,000 islanders evacuated by Oct. 6.

Australia sent amphibious Bay Class landing ship HMAS Choules on Saturday to help move the population, and it is expected to arrive by the middle of the week.

“Loading Australian funded supplies of drinkable water and supplies to help communities in

Some islanders are flying out while others have already moved to stay with friends or relatives in the capital, Port Vila.

More than 6000 people have gone to emergency shelters on the South Pacific island in preparation for the total evacuation.

The volcano is crowned by crater lakes. One of them, Lake Voui, is directly on top of the eruption making it dangerously explosive and posing the deadly threat of a lahar: a boiling mud flow down the side of the mountain, Macquarie University vulcanologist Christopher Firth told Reuters by telephone.

Wow.

Our thoughts and prayers are with these poor people.

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Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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