As timber throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados buckle beneath the burden of ash deposited from eruptions on the La Soufrière volcano, Director of The College of the West Indies Seismic Analysis Centre (UWI-SRC), Dr Erouscilla Joseph mentioned immediately that it’ll have a long run profit for the international locations agriculutre sector.
She made the remark whereas addressing a media convention hosted by the Barbadian authorities.
“In the long run, after all after years, the ash provides fertility to the soil. However the quick time period is that it’s more likely to affect the financial system with respect to agriculture manufacturing.
Farmers throughout St Vincent reported vital losses of crops and livestock.
Joseph instructed Barbadians that it was necessary for them to wash the ash round their properties and eliminate it in rubbish luggage because it poses a major hazard to infrastructure and lives.
She confused that water mustn’t the used at the moment to wash surfaces equivalent to roofs because it makes the ash slippery and heavier.
Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley added to Joseph’s advisory calling on residents to not eliminate ash within the nation’s drainage system since it’ll compromise them.
Mottley mentioned Authorities is working with the non-public sector to distribute heavy-duty rubbish and for vans to eliminate the ash.