Volcano

Disaster Preparedness tweets for before, during or after volcanic eruption\

Sources

For more information on volcanoes and health, see the following sources:

American Red Cross

o “Volcano”: www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_593_,00.html  

Federal Emergency Management Agency

o “Fact Sheet: Volcanoes”: www.fema.gov/hazards/volcanoes/volcanof.shtm  

o “Volcanoes: Are You Ready?”: www.fema.gov/areyouready/volcanoes.shtm  

U.S. Geological Survey

o “What To Do if a Volcano Erupts”: http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Hazards/Safety/framework.html  

o “Volcanic Ash and Mudflows”: http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Hazards/Safety/what_to_do_EIB.html  

o “Volcanic Gas”: http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Projects/Emissions/vgas_fsheet.html  

Washington State Department of Health

o “Volcanoes”: www.doh.wa.gov/phepr/handbook/volcano.htm  (also available in Spanish: www.doh.wa.gov/phepr/handbook/spanish_pdf/volcan_spanish.pdf)  

Key Facts About Preparing for a Volcanic Eruption (continued from previous page) February 4, 2009 Page 3 of 3

For more information, visit http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/volcanoes , or call CDC at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636, English and Spanish) or 888-232-6348 (TTY).

  1. October 30, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Tips Via FEMA #how2 #Prepare4 #volcano Add goggles, breathing mask for each family member to disaster kit. #hmrd #Krakatau #Semeru

  2. October 30, 2010 at 2:18 am

    #Volcano Tips Via FEMA to #prepare4 or avoid disaster stay away from active volcano sites #hmrd

  3. October 30, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Do you live near an active or dormant volcano? be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice Tips Via FEMA to #prepare4 #Volcano #hmrd

  4. October 30, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Via FEMA acidic gas and ash can cause lung damage to small infants, older adults stay indoors #hmrd Tips to #prepare4

  5. October 30, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Via ARC Bring animals and livestock into closed shelters #hmrd #volcano #prepare4 shelter.

  6. October 30, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Via ARC after eruption avoid areas downwind and river valleys downstream of the volcano #volcano #hmrd

  7. October 30, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Via ARC after eruption if caught indoors close windows doors, dampers #hmrd #volcano

  8. October 30, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Via ARC after eruption put all machinery inside a garage or barn #hmrd #volcano

  9. October 30, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Via ARC after eruption if trapped outdoors, seek shelter indoors #hmrd #volcano

  10. October 30, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Via ARC after eruption if caught in a rockfall, roll into a ball to protect your head #hmrd #volcano

  11. October 30, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Via ARC after eruption if caught near stream, be aware of mudflows. Move up slope #hmrd #volcano #mudflow

  12. October 30, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Via ARC after eruption, stay alert especially if you hear the roar of a mudflow. #hmrd #volcano #mudflow

  13. October 30, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Via ARC after eruption ashfall wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants #hmrd #volcano

  14. October 30, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Via ARC Use goggles to protect your eyes, and dust mask help breathing #hmrd #volcano

  15. October 30, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Via ARC Ash can damage engines, keep car or truck engines off #hmrd #volcano

  16. October 30, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Via ARC Stay out of the area defined as a restricted zone by government officials #hmrd #volcano

  17. October 30, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Via ARC Use eyeglasses instead of contacts, and protective goggles to protect eyes #hmrd #volcano

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