Valcano Safety Smore

Keven Martinez Perez

smart facts to know before and during and after a volcano

Before Volcanoes:
1.learn more about your community and warning systems. prepared:
- ashfall & acid rain
- mud flows & flash floods
- landslides & rockfalls
3. make evaluation plans ( routes that are quicker to safer places.)
4. Safety supplies:
- flashlight and extra batteries
- food/water
- first aid kit/medicine
- dust masks (to protect from harmful dusts) & goggles (to protect fro dust)

During a volcano:
1.Follow the evacuation order issued by authorities.
2.Avoid areas downwind and river valleys downstream of the volcano.
3.Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for the latest emergency information.
if caught in doors:
1.close all windows & bring animals and livestock into closed shelters.
if caught outdoor:
1.Seek shelter indoors.
2.If caught in a rockfall, roll into a ball to protect your head.
3.If caught near a stream, be aware of mudflows. Move up slope, especially if you hear the roar of a mudflow.
Protect yourself during ashfall:
1.Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
2.Use goggles to protect your eyes.
3.Use a dust mask or hold a damp cloth over your face to help breathing.

After a volcano:
1. when outside:
-Cover your mouth and nose. Volcanic ash can irritate your respiratory system.
-Wear goggles to protect your eyes.
-Keep skin covered to avoid irritation from contact with ash.
-Clear roofs of ashfall. Ashfall is very heavy and can cause buildings to collapse. Exercise great caution when working on a roof.
2. let your family members know your okay.