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Friday, April 4, 2014
Volcano safety tips by Samreen Ahmed.
A volcanic eruption can be a destructive event. Here are some tips on how to avoid danger and what to do if you're caught near an eruption.
Stay away from active volcanoes.
If you live near an active volcano, keep goggles and a mask in an emergency kit, along with a flashlight and a working, battery-operated radio.
Know your evacuation route. Keep gas in your car.
If a Volcano erupts in your area
Evacuate only as recommended by authorities to stay clear of lava, mud flows, and flying rocks and debris.
Avoid river areas and low-lying regions.
Before you leave the house, change into long-sleeved shirts and long pants and use goggles or eyeglasses, not contacts. Wear an emergency mask or hold a damp cloth over your face.
If you are not evacuating, close windows and doors and block chimneys and other vents, to prevent ash from coming into the house.
Be aware that ash may put excess weight on your roof and need to be swept away. Wear protection during cleanups.
Ash can damage engines and metal parts, so avoid driving. If you must drive, stay below 35 miles (56 kilometers) an hour.
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April 29, 2014 at 4:06 AM
Wow! I'll know what to do if there is ever a volcano!
April 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM
Yeah, the paragraph was very informative.
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