News report from Montserrat on February 12th 1998, some months after a large volcanic eruption scarred the Caribbean island. Shots of the damage after the disaster, the evacuation procedures and the tent city set up by British marines can be seen.
This report from 1997 could be used as part of a case study of a volcanic eruption and its impact on the environment and population. It could be used to stimulate research into the events and sequencing the eruption with images, figures and text. It could also be a case study on forced migration. Consider using it as a stimulus for considering the short term issues facing government when a volcano erupts or threatens to erupt. Students could review and evaluate the actions taken in Montserrat at the time, and could research and identify the long term issues resulting from the eruption.