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Preparedness Resources

Volcanic Ash Website—A compendium of information about ash effects and recommended actions.

Pierce County, Washington Volcanic Eruption Preparation—Website focused on volcanic eruption preparation and risk reduction, especially for the Mount Rainier region. Excellent general resources are also available.

International Volcanic Ash Human Health Network—Experts in diverse scientific disciplines work to determine the health effects of volcanic emissions, in particular the health hazard of inhaling volcanic ash and gas.

Centers for Disease Control—Great advice on preparing for a volcanic eruption.

WA State Department of Health—What to do before or after a volcanic eruption and what to do if there is ash fall in your area.

Red Cross Volcano Hazards Preparedness—Steps to take to prepare, survive, and recover from a volcanic eruption.

Washington Emergency Management Division—News, description of hazards, preparedness tips, and training opportunities for a variety of hazards.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management—Learn about geologic hazards, training, technology, and emergency response.