Lava completely destroyed a cemetery and a solar farm on La Palma

Published on November 27, 2021
La PalmaNews from La Palma
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Source: Cabildo de La Palma

Las Manchas cemetery, a solar farm, and also several other houses have sadly been destroyed after the reopening of an eruptive fissure on the eastern side of the main cone of the volcano in La Palma.

The emission of sulfur dioxide (SO2) continues to register high values ​​but the downward trend has been maintained since last September 23, when the maximum levels were registered.

Regarding the damage to infrastructure, according to the latest data, there are around 1,506 buildings destroyed, of which 1,212 are for residential use, 161 for agricultural use, 67 for industrial use, 36 for tourism, 13 for public use and 16 for other uses. Regarding the information provided by the Copernicus satellite, according to that estimate, there are 2,786 buildings/constructions affected, of which 2,695 completely destroyed, and 91 partially.

Work on making the road to Puerto Naos accessible again continues, although operations have been suspended yesterday due to the heavy rains. Ash cleaning and maintenance work also continues to be carried out on the main roads, and it has been intensified especially in urban areas.


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