Volcanic eruptions can hurl hot rocks for at least 20 miles.
Floods, airborne ash, or noxious fumes can spread 100
miles or more. Since we live near known active volcanoes,
be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice.
Learn about your community warning systems. Be
prepared for disasters that can be spawned by volcanoes
such as earthquakes, flash floods, land-slides and mud-
flows, thunderstorms and tsunamis.
Make evacuation plans. You want to get to high ground
away from the eruption. Plan a route out and have a
backup route in mind. Develop a way for an emergency
In case family members are separated from one another
during a volcanic eruption (a real possibility during the
day when adults are at work and children are at school),
have a plan for getting back together. Ask an out-of-
state or - country relative or friend to serve as the "family
contact." After a disaster, it's often easier to call long
distance. Make sure everyone knows the name, address,
and phone number of the contact person.
Have disaster supplies on hand. Click here to go to the
Emergency Preparedness Page.
Get a pair of goggles and a throw-away breathing mask
for each member of the household. Contact the
Emergency Management Office or American Red Cross
Chapter for more information on volcanoes.
Your Emergency Management Office has prepared
Evacuation Steps and What to Do Tips in the event of a
For more information on Mount. Vesuvius, click here.
Last Modified: 26 January 2011