Öræfajökull volcano: Emergency evacuation plan presented today

 An emergency evacuation plan will be issued today in case of an eruption in Öræfajökull. According to project manager Rögnvaldur Ólafsson at the Iceland Civil Protection unit, police is currently visiting farms in South Iceland to present the evacuation plan. 

"This is being done in the unlikely event that an eruption will occur without warning," he says speaking to mbl.is where floods from the glacier melting in the eruption would destroy farms and farmland. 

He adds that their Plan A is to evacuate the area fully before anything happens, if it does. 

UPDATED: Emergency evacuation plan for Iceland’s Öræfajökull volcano published

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USD USD 107.69 EUR EUR 125.20
GBP GBP 141.29 DKK DKK 16.79
NOK NOK 13.20 SEK SEK 12.06
CHF CHF 107.11 JPY JPY 0.96
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.