Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tips For Overcoming Impact of Volcanic Ash

For the brother who was in the area / zone of volcanic ash falls. Due to the nature of volcanic ash can infiltrate all the most tightly sealed buildings and machinery and are often quite small (less than 10 microns) that need to be wary lest inhaled in the lungs. Huja ash fell in a broad region could disrupt travel for days sometimes make us frustrated, but we must still maintain health.
Power outages can occur before, during, and after ash fall either because of equipment failure or because the facility is temporarily shut down to prevent damage. After that, often wind caused ash to fly free and wild let alone carried away by a passing vehicle carried by the vehicle either volunteers or users of the road. So, should we refrain from using a motor vehicle if it is not necessary in order to reduce the impact.
We are, if not provide solutions, be at least not part of the problem, if it can do: to be the no impact man. Be the person who does not add to the problem is a good thing to do.
To that end below the author to convey some general principles will reduce the effects of volcanic ash that until now the problem around Merapi, hopefully this is a benefit to us all:
1. Keep the volcanic ash as much as possible from buildings, machinery, vehicles, supplies drinking water and bathrooms. The most effective method for preventing the impact is to close, cover or seal equipment until ash is lost from the surrounding environment, but this may not be practical in all cases, especially for critical facilities.
2. Minimize the spread of ash in the air and our bodies by using a dust mask or filter (or a wet cloth, such as a handkerchief) and reduce travel, especially the use of vehicles.
3. Coordinate clean-up operation activities with neighbors and the wider community (learn clean-up guidelines and instructions from local communities and leaders.) After falling ash, immediately notify the building owner to remove ash from roofs in a timely manner to prevent the entry into places such as clean water and through our pernafan-lung.
4. Find out as much of the volcanic activity in your area, especially during emergencies, and know what to expect, including the type of eruption that may occur and how much warning as possible to the fall of ashes in your area after letusanterjadi. Learn about evacuation procedures, if any, in your area.
5. Prepare for emergencies by having critical equipment and supplies needed to support your family and the community for at least several days, for example, food, water, medicine, and shelter, dust masks and other protective equipment such as transport vehicles.
6. Provide information frequently and directly to the public about volcanic ash, including instructions for participating in the operation bersihbersih by flushing water into the street and so forth.
7. Stay vigilant and pray for the salvation of all. Take care of yourself, keep the health, self-help in order to help others.

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