In 1980, Mt. Saint Helens exploded. It was a learning lesson for all us
us. My husband did homeowner insurance claims in the cities in eastern
Washington that were affected by the ash that that blew their direction and
turned many of those cities dark in the middle of the day. So much ash fell that
it was heaped up on the sides of the road.
If you get ash in the air, you stay indoors until it settles to the ground. Get
your car inside, if possible, and do not drive it with ash in the air. If
you have to go out, you need to wear a mask to protect your lungs. In a
few days, the ash will settle, and then it will be safe to go outside. safe.
Mini preppers should have all the supplies they need to just stay home for a few
The other concern with a volcano is the
pyroclastic flow. It takes out roads and causes a
lot of damage as it heads for the low ground. Obviously if your home is on
low ground, you need to grab your bug out bag and evacuate.
Your homeowner insurance policy may or
may not cover volcano damage. Check with your insurance agent.