No declared emergencies

Saturday 16 Dec - 4:18 pm

What to do 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.
  • Check on friends and neighbours who may require special assistance.

Links to information about:

Get Ready Get Thru volcano information

Food safety in an emergency

State Highway conditions

Volcano monitoring

Volcanic damage insurance

Science of volcanoes