Emergency Steps to Follow During Volcanic Eruptions
IF YOU ARE UNDER A VOLCANO WARNING:
Listen for emergency information and alerts.
Follow evacuation or shelter orders. If advised to evacuate, then do so early.
Avoid areas downstream of the eruption.
Protect yourself from falling ash.
Do not drive in heavy ashfall.
Cloth masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they will not adequately protect you from inhaling ash for long periods of time like a respirator will. Respirators, like an N-95, are not meant to fit children. Due to COVID-19, it may be difficult to find respirators, such as N-95s.