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  HOME | Mexico

No Need to Evacuate Due to Popocatepetl, Mexican Government Says

PUEBLA, Mexico – Officials do not plan to order the evacuation for now of the 28,000 people who live near the Popocatepetl volcano, located close to Mexico City, even though it has been spewing ash for nearly 10 days, the government said.

The federal government is coordinating with the states situated around the volcano in case the situation worsens, Government Secretary Alejandro Poire said.

The government has the financial, logistical and human resources to deal with any volcanic emergency, Poire said.

The government of Puebla state, meanwhile, released recommendations for dealing with the effects of the volcano.

Residents should cover water sources, clean ash off roofs, yards and streets, and place the ash in trash bags, the state government said.

“Ash can be used in parks, gardens and planters since it is rich in minerals. Residents should keep animals in covered areas and never discard volcanic residue in the sewers to avoid clogging them; electronic devices should be covered to prevent damage, and it is advisable to not engage in outdoor activities and keep doors and windows closed,” the government of Puebla said in a statement.

Businesses have advised employees, especially those working outdoors, to take measures to protect themselves from the ash and keep machinery operating safely.

The parade by 12,000 students as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla will go on as scheduled, state officials said.

The Popocatepetl volcano, which rises 5,452 meters (17,875 feet) above sea level, is located about 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Mexico City.
 

 

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