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LEDC VOLCANO CASE STUDY




Montserrat, 1995-97


Background Information:
British colony in the Caribbean
Plymouth, the capital city, and the majority of infrastructure was located in the south of the
island
Located on a destructive plate boundary (North American and Caribbean Plates
1995 ­ Chances Peak began giving off warning signals,…

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LEDC VOLCANO CASE STUDY


Dutch and French helicopters were sent in along with the British navy to assist the Emergency
Support Unit
Helicopters could only reach the East side of the island initially due to ash in
the air providing problems at reaching survivors
£41million was provided, with every adult…

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