Spain’s prime minister has promised millions of dollars in reconstruction aid to La Palma because of the ongoing volcanic eruption.
This eruption is now into a third week and it keeps getting stronger. The volcano is producing even more lava with even more force. That’s why all that ash is pouring up into the sky higher and higher and that means more of a risk to a bigger area. The potential for more people to be evacuated on top of the 6,000.
They expects this eruption to continue for at least another 10 days potentially, another two months and even then. When the volcanic eruption stops, when the lava stops flowing that’s not the end of the story.
The people say that it could take years to recover from this because there are vast lava trails right across the landscape. They have cut through towns and villages destroyed over a thousand homes communication lines and infrastructure have been destroyed.
It is a major question for the future there that is dominating the future potential of people’s lives and their livelihoods as well. But there are people still living there right in the shadow of the volcano. Some of them saying they’ve had enough now after a fortnight of that thing thundering rumbling right through their lives day.