Shocking, disturbing news out of the Caribbean tonight as after days of seismic activity La Soufriere is poised to erupt. Ships from Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Carnival are all rushing to the island to aid in the evacuation efforts. Authorities issued the mandatory order on Thursday after the activity intensified.
There are roughly 16,000 residents in the immediate effected zone (Red Zone).
Currently, two Royal Caribbean cruise ships are expected to arrive late Thursday to Friday and a third one in the coming days, as well as two Carnival cruise ships by Friday. Islands that have said they would accept evacuees include St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and Antigua.