Soufriere Hills Eruption, Montserrat

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Social Impacts
19 deaths / Damage to villages, Dyers / W.H. Bramble airport destroyed / Plymouth destroyed / 40km deemed safe out of 100km
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Environmental Impacts
Between 4-5million cubic metres of lava released in pyroclastic flows
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Economic Impacts
1998 unemployment at 6%, Balance of payments grew to EC$50million, Total damage = EC$125million, real GDP halved
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Short-term Responses
Evacuation of 7/11,000 people, Exclusion zone set-up, re-establishment of sea+air links, initial housing set-up for 20ppl, Ex-Army tents
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Long-term Responses
Capital moved to Salem, MVO set-up, £100million from UK, Construction of new Gerald's airport at cost of £11million
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