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Montserrat leaders to warn homeowners of volcano threat, possible evacuation

Volcanic News: Southern Caribbean
Feb 07, 2007

OLVESTON, Montserrat: Montserrat's top leaders will go door-to-door this week to warn people in some 35 homes in a low-lying valley that they may be forced to evacuate because of the threat posed by the Soufriere Hills volcano, a government official said Thursday.
The island's British-appointed governor, chief minister and scientists from the Montserrat Volcano Observatory will brief homeowners on the volcano, explaining that they will be asked to move if an exclusion zone is extended north, said James White, deputy director of the disaster management agency.

The majority of the roughly 50 people living in areas near the base of the 3,000-foot (900-meter) high volcano hail from Britain and the United States, according to White.
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