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How to Prepare for a Volcanic Eruption

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Learn the advice to be followed before, during and after a volcanic eruption

The rest of our series on Major Disasters will show you how to stay safe in a range of different situations.

Watch this short tutorial video to stay safe in case of a volcanic eruption.


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How to Prepare for a Volcanic Eruption

In this video, you will learn how to react when faced with a volcanic eruption.

If you are in an area where a volcano is likely to become active or where an active volcano may erupt, you should find out about the advice provided by the local authorities.

Ensure you know possible evacuation locations.

Prepare an emergency disaster kit.

Do not go near the volcano.

Should a volcanic eruption take place near to where you are:

If the air has too much gas or dust, breathe through a damp cloth.

Listen to the safety advice given on the radio.

Leave the affected area: go to a sheltered safe area or to the meeting or evacuation points.

Do not take refuge at the bottom of valleys or in basements.

Always listen to the instructions given by the local authorities.


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