When a volcanic eruption threatens

When a volcanic eruption threatens:

  • Listen to your local radio stations as emergency management officials will be broadcasting the most appropriate advice for your community and situation
  • Put your emergency plan into action
  • If you have a disability or need assistance, make contact with your support network and keep informed of civil defence advice
  • Put all machinery inside a garage or shed, or cover with large tarpaulins to protect them from volcanic ash
  • Bring animals and livestock into closed shelters to protect them from volcanic ash
  • Protect sensitive electronics and do not uncover until the environment is totally ash-free
  • Water supplies can be affected so it is a good idea to store drinking water in containers and fill bathtubs and sinks with water
  • Check on friends and neighbours who may require special assistance.