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Mexico, volcano emits exhalations and ash on neighbouring countries. The population prepares for the worst

The Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has started to emit exhalations and ash.

The inhabitants of the villages surrounding the volcano, such as those in Atlixco, are experiencing some discomfort precisely because of this activity. The populations, however, are used to these phenomena as they have been living with them for years.

Local civil protection personnel are busy distributing masks to help citizens limit the consequences of the fumes and ash, while many people are busy clearing the streets of ash covering them.

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Mexican volcano emits fumes and ash
The Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has started to emit exhalations and ash. Inhabitants of countries neighbouring the volcano, such as those in the Atlixco region, are experiencing some discomfort due to this activity.
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The inconveniences for local people
The populations, however, are used to these phenomena as they have been living with them for years. Local civil defence personnel are busy distributing masks to help citizens limit the consequences of the fumes and ash, while many people are busy clearing the streets of the ash covering them.
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The volcano contingency program
Meanwhile, the mayors of the various municipalities in the Atlixco region met to establish a volcano contingency programme. The programme involves the villages within the volcano's danger radius and was implemented by the National Centre for Disaster Prevention, the Secretary of National Defence and the state offices of the Interior and Civil Defence.
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The work of the officials in charge of the program
According to officials responsible for the programme: 'The idea is to offer more information to give the population certainty about the current status of the volcano's activity.
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Concerns in case of evacuation
What officials are most concerned about is having adequate logistics in case of evacuation, and not necessarily because of the ash fall or the constant explosions that occur. (source municipiospuebla.mx)
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26/05/2024
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