Although the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School said the volcano’s activity increased from April 20, authorities in the National Risk Management (SNGR) declared an orange alert seven days later to say, just on Tuesday. Daniel Oña, Agricultural Technician of Pelileo Municipality, said that falling ash and decided to act when the ash reached the center of Pelileo.
Hundreds of villagers were evacuated to shelters, though many have been reluctant to leave their homes. People are worried about the suspension of classes and about how this is affecting their crops and livestock. It is known that there are 1,500 hectares of pasture and 700 hectares of onion crops. In Huambaló pastures are destroyed and 3,500 cattle have had nothing to eat since 24 hours ago because the grass is wet.
Source: El Universo Newspaper