Wednesday, October 20

Those affected by the La Palma eruption: “We had to abandon our homes, it is a drama”

They have lived with the soul the vilo for days. The seismic episode that started on La Palma on September 11 at Cumbre Vieja, which this Sunday led to a new eruption in the area between Cabeza de Vaca and Montaña Rajada, in the upper part of the municipality of El Paso, “is a drama, ”says Primitivo Jerónimo, a resident of the population center located further north of Las Manchas.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupts on La Palma

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“We have had to abandon our houses” and he believes that the lava coming down from the north of Montaña Rajada, “is doing a lot of damage.” Magma was not expected to arise in the aforementioned environment. Primitivo Jerónimo, who in the previous legislature held the position of Minister of Culture of the Cabildo de La Palma, points out that in the informative meetings that were held this Saturday with residents of the neighborhoods of Jedey, San Nicolás, Las Manchas, La Bombilla, El Remo and Puerto Naos, in Los Llanos de Aridane, which could be affected by the volcanic eruption, the residents of the aforementioned payment, known as Alcalá or El Paraíso, “were not summoned because it was where the volcano is least expected”.

He explains that the aforementioned nucleus is a “highly populated” area that lives mainly from livestock activity “. It is the place in the Las Manchas neighborhood “with the most farms,” ​​he asserts.

“The anguish” in which “we are is terrible. Many residents have had to move to the El Paso sports center and to the homes of relatives, ”he explains. And they do not know, he adds, what will happen to the homes and livestock farms because “we do not know where the lava will flow which, since the eruption began, comes out through different mouths”.