Risk assessment is crucial for media workers covering volcanic eruption news from dangerous locations.
The recent volcanic eruption on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma on 19th September 2021 is another lesson that highlights the necessity of evaluating risks during uncertainties.
The fierce volcanic eruption in La Palma sent out jets of lava, spewing smoke and ashes into the air from the Cumbre Vieja national park in the southern part of the island. Thousands of locals and tourists were forcefully evacuated in light of the seismic activity of the volcano. Spain’s government has now classified the island of La Palma as a disaster zone, as the lava streams from the erupting volcano have entered the sea, potentially resulting in dangerous toxic gas release.
In the past, many journalists have been killed and injured while live reporting from volcanic eruption locations.
To help media workers assigned to cover the volcano, we have updated our RiskPal sample risk assessment document which is downloadable from the link below.
RiskPal is a flexible tool with a huge risk guidance library that empowers users to build and share quality risk assessments, fast.
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