On July 26, Guatemala’s emergency relief service – CONRED – announced an Intervention Plan in response to the emergency caused by the Volcán de Fuego and explained the risk in which many communities near the Volcano still live. The objective of the plan is to promote procedures so that the people and families of the communities closest to the volcano can proactively self-evacuate on signs of increasing volcanic activity or lahars.
Rain has become the biggest concern at this time as it represents an imminent risk for lahars. There are millions of cubic meters of material in the part of the crater that with the rain will generate a number of problems because it is difficult to predict where this material will fall in the ravines, impacting the people who live in the area. There is also a great risk of suffering from floods in communities near the coast.