Bariloche, Southern Chile on red alert after volcano eruption
The entire city of San Carlos de Bariloche turned dark and became isolated as ash spewed by the nearby Chilean volcano Puyehue began falling all over town. Earlier, the Civil Defence Municipal Board called an emergency meeting to decide on how to proceed.
Bariloche authorities have told the population to remain calm, to keep their water reserves at hand and to remain inside their homes at all times in order to avoid the falling ash. In case of an emergency, officials have suggested the use of face masks.
After a red alert was declared, Bariloche authorities shut down the airport. Firemen also asked the population to seal all windows and take their cars into their garages.