(ANSA) – LIPARI, 23 NOV – The inhabitants of the ‘red zone’ active in the port of Vulcano spent the first night away from home, from 11 pm to 6 am, for 30 days from yesterday, due to the gaseous fumes emitted from the crater. The Aeolian island was controlled, last night until dawn, by carabinieri to ensure its safety and to watch over the empty houses. In addition to the five Arma soldiers already present, another 15 were added who with six cars patrolled the port of Levante, Sotto Lentia and the isthmus of Vulcanello, which are all the locations affected by the ‘red zone’.
The evacuation was ordered with an ordinance of the mayor, to avoid the risk of breathing problems of the inhabitants of that area due to the high percentage of carbon dioxide on the ground which reduces the amount of oxygen. According to the latest findings, the figure is 480 tons of Co2, against the 80 that fall within the norm.
29 families left Vulcano, a total of 50 people. On the island there are 195 inhabitants who are members of 93 families. About forty people, who do not have a second accommodation, are housed in private facilities at the expense of the municipality of Lipari.
The island continues to be monitored by the Ingv volcanologists and by the Civil Protection present with the national and regional departments. (HANDLE).
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