May is Volcano Preparedness Month!


How can you prepare for a volcanic eruption?

The active Cascade volcanoes that make our state so beautiful could erupt sometime in the future. How can you prepare for a volcanic eruption? How will you react if one of Washington’s volcanoes erupts?

Volcano preparedness month is a time to inform yourself about volcanic hazards and to make a plan to keep you and your family safe in case of a volcanic eruption or lahar (volcanic mudflow). To help you, we have created a new booklet about volcanic hazards in Washington. Learn about lahars, how to stay safe from ashfall, and how to get information in case of an eruption. See what items you might need in your emergency kit. You can download the booklet by clicking on the image below:


Over the next few weeks we will be posting information about several different volcanic hazards and how you can prepare for and react to them. Keep an eye out for our next blog post!