How to Be Ready in a Volcanic Eruption

Three Methods:BeforeDuringAfter

In this article, you'll know what to do before, during and after a volcanic eruption, these steps are important to your safety, please be careful in a real volcanic eruption.

Method 1
Before

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    Evaluate sites for risk of volcanic disasters before even putting up structures in these sites.
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    Reinforce existing building structures and build protective works such as dikes to deflect lava and lava flow.
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    Have an emergency disaster plan in place especially for evacuation and communication.

Method 2
During

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    Listen to and heed the warnings given.
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    Stay Away from the area during volcanic activity.
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    Cover your nose with a wet piece of cloth so that you will not inhale the smoke.
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    Cover your eyes from dust and smoke.
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    Evacuate from the place as soon as the authorities tell you to do so.

Method 3
After

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    Help people requiring special assistance like the infants, elderly, and the disabled.
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    Avoid areas where there might be volcanic ash fall. Volcanic ash can cause respiratory ailments. It can also worsen respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
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    Unless advised to evacuate, stay indoors and wear a face mask to protect your lungs; wear glasses to protect you eyes.
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    When outdoors or when evacuating, cover your mouth and nose; wear goggles to protect your eyes; wear glasses instead of contact lenses; and keep your skin protected from volcanic ash to avoid irritation.
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    Remove ash from roofs. Volcanic ash is heavy especially when wet and can cause roofs to collapse.
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    Avoid driving during heavy ash fall.

Tips

  • Get your supplies ready when the tip above is happening.
  • When animals like dogs behave abnormally, there's probably a Volcanic Eruption taking place.

Warnings

  • Materials that is given off by a volcano is extremely hot, be careful.
  • Living near a volcano is very dangerous and had a high risk that it will erupt, especially if it is an active volcano.

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Categories: Disaster Preparedness