When Kilauea happens, what to do?
The Kilauea volcano has become dangerous to the geothermal power plant "Puna Geothermal Venture", which is proven by the footage of the air. The volcano has been active for weeks, for now without human casualties. Last week, an explosive eruption of the volcano ejected ashes up to 9,144 meters in the air. The Civil Protection Service called on residents to stay away from steam and gas clouds. Clouds called "Lizz" contain vapors of hydrochloric acid and small particles of glass. They occur when the hot lava comes in contact with salt sea water. The term "lizz" is a coinage from the word lava and the English term smoke chase. Among other things, cloud layers can cause irritation of the lungs, eyes and skin, the authorities warned. Although it has been announced from the beginning of the eruption that the volcano will be active for weeks or months, we have a new danger now - the lava flows into the ocean, and it releases hydrochloric acid and volcanic particles in the air. The sulfur dioxide level doubled. The US Geological Survey warned residents to be careful. "At any moment, the activity of the volcano may become even more explosive and increase the production of ash and" ballistic missiles "near the volcano's opening," said geologists. It is a well-known fact, that volcanos are reality and we should not pass by the safety measures especially If you live within 20 miles of a volcano. Developing an evacuation plan and a sheltering plan for yourself, your family, and others in your household it is a must do in these situations. Here are some tips of how we can prepare for and respond to an eruption.
Plan your way out - Good volcano safety planning begins before an eruption actually occurs. Listen carefully for disaster sirens and warning signals, keep in mind that you should review your emergency plan and gather your emergency supplies. While doing that, prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle with food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, sleeping bags, a flashlight, batteries, etc.
Out of the danger zone- Volcanoes can produce a number of quickly moving hazards, including hot gases and lava. If the authorities issue an evacuation order, gather your family and your emergency kit, and leave the area immediately. While leaving from the danger zone try to avoid valleys and low-lying areas.
Protect yourself – When you see that an ash is present, breathe through your mask or hold a damp cloth over your nose and mouth. Protect your eyes with glasses. It is also a good idea to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, because ash may be hot or otherwise irritate the skin, even if the temperatures are high.
A volcanic eruption may involve lava and other debris that can flow up to 100 mph, destroying everything in their path. There are several volcanoes on the Hawaiian Islands, Kilauea is the commonest of the most active in the world. At the other end of the so-called Pacific Beam Belt, meanwhile, another volcano was awakened. On the Indonesian island of Java, Merapi volcano ejected a cloud of ash above a kilometer-high. Not to mention that hundreds of people fled the area after its eruption. In 2010, Merapi's eruption killed 300 people. All we can do is care for each other, try to be united and hope for the best, while doing everything that is in our hands to try to protect us and our close ones. Let’s all together pray for Hawaii.