By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Ash continues to fill the sky on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent after a volcano started erupting Friday.

Many homes are without water or electricity as more volcanic activity is expected.

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Sunday, leaders of the Caribbean community in Brooklyn announced local organizations will be providing help for the people of St. Vincent.

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“We are asking Brooklynites to step up to help the people of St. Vincent during this time … and by communicating with the consulate general’s office as well as the on-the-ground organizations, we can ensure that the men and women of St. Vincent will receive the necessary support that they need,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said.

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Non-perishable food, blankets, bottled water and emergency medical supplies are being collected at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

CBSNewYork Team