“1979 the eruption of La Soufrière, I remember the morning, just like yesterday
I was deep in a dream, on somebody mango tree
When the hysterical voice of my granny reach me.
She say boy get up, wake up, look the Soufrière erupt
Me haffu just jump out ah-me bed, cause my sleep interrupt.”
“1979 La Soufrière Eruption” Poem by Maxwell ‘Tajoe’ Francis, St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Animation Production by North Eleven Limited and The UWI Seismic Research Centre
A production of the UWI SRC under the Volcano Ready Communities Project in St. Vincent and The Grenadines. The Volcano Ready Project aims to reduce vulnerability to the multi-hazard environment of the La Soufriere Volcano by enhancing community response capacity, planning and preparedness and strengthening awareness. The Volcano Ready Project is made possible through grant support from the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund administered by the Caribbean Development Bank and with support from our project partners NEMO, SVG Red Cross Society and Community Development Division.
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