With fresh memories of last year’s eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, when flights were cancelled in large parts of Europe for days, the most important question that faces the Public Safety Authority (PSA) is: What will the ash do?
Vidar Reynisson, spokesman for the PSA said to visir.is that this is the main concern for the time being. Another concern is that a flood may start, but if it starts it is expected to be smaller than usually because there was a flood in the area last year and not so much water has accumulated since then.
Reynisson asks people to stay inside, unless outside travel is necessary. In that case masks and safety glasses should be worn. “We know that farmers can’t afford the luxury of staying inside. They have to attend to animals and we try as best we can to assist them. We also have people who can come to their assistance is needed.”
The road between Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Höfn is closed.
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