Should residents of the north be concerned effects from Popocatépetl volcano
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- May 24, 2023
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Earlier this week, the Mexican authorities had warned residents to prepare for a possible evacuation after increased activity was noted from the Popocatépetl volcano. The volcano had been spewing ash into several nearby towns since last week. The most recent report, however, indicated that acid rain was being monitored in the Yucatan peninsula. The Yucatan Peninsula is right next door to Belize, and with that we asked the Minister of Health and Wellness if residents in the north should be concerned.
Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health and Wellness: “Well from what I understand we are monitoring it. We are very much in contact with our team there at the Mexican public health officials through the Mexican embassy we have our direct communication link with the people of health there so we are much engaged but from this point I think it’s not a matter of urgent concern but we are monitoring and should anything arise we will definitely put out specific release to guide our residents and advise them of what needs to be done.”
Love News has learnt that some 25 million people live in a 60-mile radius of the volcano, and that authorities had delayed flights in Mexico City and closed several school.