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The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will travel to the Canary Islands this afternoon before the start of an eruption in the Cumbre Vieja volcano, in the municipality of El Paso, and will postpone his trip to New York, which was scheduled for this Sunday.

"I am going to the Canary Islands at the moment, given the seismic evolution, to know first-hand the situation on La Palma, the coordination of the device and the activated protocols," the leader of the Executive announced through Twitter.

In addition, he has transferred that he is postponing his trip to the

United States

to attend the

UN General Assembly

that was scheduled to begin this Sunday.

Solidarity messages

In addition, different political leaders from different parties have wanted to launch messages of solidarity with the citizens of La Palma after an eruption began this Sunday at the Cumbre Vieja volcano, in the municipality of El Paso, as reported by the Island Council .

The president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has shown his concern about what happened through Twitter and has sent a message of support to those affected by the eruption.

"All our support to the residents of La Palma, to the competent authorities and to the operations, whose indications must be attended to for greater security and with the desire that there is no personal injury.

The president of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, regretted in a publication on her Twitter profile that "these are moments of great anguish for the citizens of

La Palma

."

"A lot of strength, and thanks to the emergency professionals for their work," he said.

Along these lines, the Minister of Social Rights and Agenda 2030 and Secretary General of Podemos, Ione Belarra, has transferred her "institutional support and personal affection to the Government of the Canary Islands and to all citizens in the face of the increased volcanic risk in La Palma."

"We appreciate the planning and the dedicated and invisible work of all the emergency teams," added the minister of 'purple' training.

Before the eruption began, the President of the Government,

Pedro Sánchez

, affirmed through a message on his account of the aforementioned social network that he is "attentive" to the evolution of the situation on the island of La Palma and that "all administrations "are prepared to act in a coordinated manner to manage the situation.

In addition, he assured that he is "in contact" with the president of the Canary Islands,

Ángel Víctor Torres

, who has "the support" of the central government.

The Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, also spoke, conveying her support for the leader of the Canarian Executive and her affection for those affected.

Evacuation plan

The Scientific Committee of the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Attention to Emergencies due to Volcanic Risk (PEVOLCA) had recommended this Sunday to the Steering Committee of the Plan the preventive evacuation of the population at risk, after verifying that seismic activity has reached its maximum since the beginning of the swarm on La Palma.

Based on this information, the Steering Committee has decided to begin evacuating, as a priority, people with reduced mobility in the population centers of Las Manchas (

Las Manchas de Abajo, Jedey, San Nicolás and El Paraíso

), which includes the municipalities of El Paso and Los llanos de Aridane;

El Charco (

Fuencaliente

), La Bombilla (

Los Llanos de Aridane and Tazacorte

) and El Remo and Puerto Naos (

Los Llanos de Aridane

).

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