Home Page | » Volcano Survival  |  My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout | 
We can add your company logo or text on almost all of our products. Please call or email for details
Search
 
Type keywords. At least 3 letters/numbers required.
Survival Supplies
Shipping & Returns
Contact Us
Articles
All Articles (32)
California Earthquake Forecast (1)
Earthquake Preparedness
New York Household Preparedness (7)
Hurricane Information (10)
Bussiness Emergency Plan (7)
Emergency Food Storage Shelf Lif
The Dehydration Process
The Freeze-Dry Process
Wise Food Storage (3)
Emergency Radio
Swine Flu (4)
Partner Sites
Emergency Car Kits
Military Store
Safety Supplies
Promotional Products
Emergency Alerts
Power out as hurricane crosses Bermuda 10/18/2014
Strong 6.0 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area 08/24/2014
At least 150 dead after quake hits southwest China 08/03/2014
At least 30 killed as tornadoes Pounds South 04/29/2014
Magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea 04/19/2014
MAGNITUDE 7.5 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES MEXICO 04/18/2014
Magnitude-8.2 earthquake hits off Chile 04/01/2014
The magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck CA 03/17/2014
A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern co 03/13/2014
Drought in California 01/29/2014
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest 11/17/2013
Strongest typhoon of the year hits Philippines 11/08/2013
7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan 10/25/2013
The death toll from an earthquake in the Philippines rose to 144 10/17/2013
Volcano Survival

Volcano

A volcano is a vent through which molten rock escapes to the earth�s surface. When pressure from gases within the molten rock becomes too great, an eruption occurs. Eruptions can be quiet or explosive. There may be lava flows, flattened landscapes, poisonous gases, and flying rock and ash.

Because of their intense heat, lava flows are great fire hazards. Lava flows destroy everything in their path, but most move slowly enough that people can move out of the way.

Fresh volcanic ash, made of pulverized rock, can be abrasive, acidic, gritty, gassy, and odorous. While not immediately dangerous to most adults, the acidic gas and ash can cause lung damage to small infants, to older adults, and to those suffering from severe respiratory illnesses. Volcanic ash also can damage machinery, including engines and electrical equipment. Ash accumulations mixed with water become heavy and can collapse roofs.

Volcanic eruptions can be accompanied by other natural hazards, including earthquakes, mudflows and flash floods, rock falls and landslides, acid rain, fire, and (under special conditions) tsunamis. Active volcanoes in the U.S. are found mainly in Hawaii, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest.

Take Protective Measures

Before a Volcanic Eruption

  • Add a pair of goggles and disposable breathing mask for each member of the family to your disaster supply kit.
  • Stay away from active volcano sites.

During a Volcanic Eruption
The following are guidelines for what to do if a volcano erupts in your area:

  • Evacuate immediately from the volcano area to avoid flying debris, hot gases, lateral blast, and lava flow.
  • Be aware of mudflows. The danger from a mudflow increases near stream channels and with prolonged heavy rains. Mudflows can move faster than you can walk or run. Look upstream before crossing a bridge, and do not cross the bridge if mudflow is approaching.
  • Avoid river valleys and low-lying areas.

Protection from Falling Ash

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.� Use goggles and war eyeglasses instead of contact lenses.
  • Use a dust mask or hold a damp cloth over your face to help with breathing.
  • Stay away from areas downwind from the volcano to avoid volcanic ash.
  • Stay indoors until the ash has settled unless there is a danger of the roof collapsing.
  • Close doors, windows, and all ventilation in the house (chimney vents, furnaces, air conditioners, fans, and other vents.
  • Clear heavy ash from flat or low-pitched roofs and rain gutters.
  • Avoid running car or truck engines. Driving can stir up volcanic ash that can clog engines, damage moving parts, and stall vehicles.
  • Avoid driving in heavy ash fall unless absolutely required. If you have to drive, keep speed down to 35 MPH or slower.

After a Volcanic Eruption
Follow the instructions for recovering from a disaster in Part 5.

Knowledge Check
Read the scenario and answer the question. Check your responses with the answer key.

Scenario
About an hour after the eruption of Mount St. Helens, ash began to fall in Yakima, a city in eastern Washington. The ash fall was so extensive and it became so dark that lights were turned on all day. It took 10 weeks to haul away the ash from Yakima�s streets, sidewalks, and roofs.

Assume you were a resident of Yakima during this time. What would you need to protect yourself when going outside?

Continue

Our Customers

Shopping Cart
0 items
Specials
All-In-One Deluxe Winter Car Kit
All-In-One Deluxe Winter Car Kit
$89.95
$79.95
---------
Emergency Water 25+ Years Shelf Life! <Br> FREE SHIPPING!
Emergency Water 25+ Years Shelf Life!
FREE SHIPPING!

$64.95
$59.95
---------
200 Servings - Emergency Food Supply <br/> 20+ Year Shelf Life! <br/> Free Shipping!!!
200 Servings - Emergency Food Supply
20+ Year Shelf Life!
Free Shipping!!!

$129.95
$119.95
---------
Stomp Medic Kit
Stomp Medic Kit
$364.95
$349.95
---------
DOT Compliant Truck Kit in Metal Case
DOT Compliant Truck Kit in Metal Case
$119.95
$99.95
---------
Information
Testimonials
Custom Auto Kits
Custom Logo Imprint
Car Emergency Phone
WHY PREPARE ?
Emergency Kits
Natural Disasters
Earthquake Survival
Earthquake Survial Tips
Flood Preparedness
Tornado Preparedness
Hurricane Preparedness
Thunderstorms Preparedness
Winter Storm Preparedness
Surviving Heat
Landslides Preparedness
Surviving Tsunamis
Fire Survival
Wildfire Survival
Volcano Survival
Hazardous Materials Incidents
Household Chemical Emergencies
Nuclear Power Plants
Terrorism
Explosion Survival
Survival Bio Terrorism
Survival Chemical Atack
Surviving Nuclear Blast
Dirty Bomb Atack
Homeland Security
Disaster Recovery
Disaster Kit Check List
About Fire: The Nature of Fire
Home Fire Prevention
Bedroom Fire Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Electrical Fire Safety
Holiday Fire Prevention
Smoke Alarms
The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Portable Generator Hazards
Escape Planning
Afer a fire - The First 24 Hours
Replacing Documents & Records
After a fire - Valuing Your Property
First Aid Kits
Discount First Aid Kits
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness - State by State
Homeland Security Grant Program
24/7/365 Roadside assistance Program
Art work guide
Privacy Policy
Links
Resources
Site Map

CLASSIC - MOBILE View

Copyright © 2003-2013 www.survival-supply.com