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A volcanic eruption can hurl rocks and debris 20 or more miles. Floods, ash and noxious fumes can easily travel 100 miles or more (depending upon the winds). Volcanoes can spawn earthquakes, flashfloods, landslides, thunderstorms, and tsunamis. If an eruption is predicted, stay tuned to your TV or radio and follow the advice of authorities. If a volcano should erupt, stay indoors, evacuate if advised to do so. Avoid going outdoors without the use of a mask to filter the air. Be aware of coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing. Contact your doctor if you suffer from these or worse symptoms such as chest pain or tightening. Keep children and pets indoors. Keep vehicle travel to a minimum and change the air and oil filters frequently. Wash all garden vegetables before eating, and pay close attention to your drinking water. Drink bottled water if necessary. Remove outer layer of clothing before entering a building. And as with any disaster situation, please follow the advice of authorities during and after the event.

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