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Full Scale national emergency exercise planned for Montserrat

BRADES, Montserrat, January 28, 2013 – The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) has announced that a national emergency exercise is being planned for the first quarter of this year.

Director Billy Darroux said the Government of Montserrat has initiated the exercise to test the response of all national emergency agencies including the police and fire services, health centres and the MVO; as well as non-governmental agencies, which provide support before and during disasters.

Dome collapse has minimal effect

BRADES, Montserrat (February 11, 2010) – Dr. Paul Cole, Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, reported that at 12:35pm 11th February 2010, a series of pyroclastic flows occurred on the northern flanks of the Soufriere Hills Volcano. The MVO Director said the flows were probably caused by a partial dome collapse.