What to know and what to do
What do you need to know?
- If you live, work or stay in the Phlegrean Fields territory, check if your area is in the red or yellow zone.
- Eruptions can be preceded by earthquakes: keep in mind the rules of conduct in the event of an earthquake.
- The only safeguard for the population living in the red zone is the evacuation before the beginning of the eruption. Buildings would not offer safe shelter.
- The operations of removal of the population last three days (72 hours) from the start of the operational phase of alarm.
- It is not certain that the activation of the operational alarm phase will be followed by a volcanic eruption. However, access to the area remains forbidden until the civil protection authorities provide different indications.
- In the event of an eruption, the yellow area is exposed to lapilli and volcanic ash fallout. The evacuation of the population from this area will be assessed on the basis of the event in progress, wind direction and the magnitude of the eruption. Over-accumulation of ash could cause the collapse of the roofs.
- It will not be possible to know immediately if and when people can come back to their houses after moving away during the “alarm phase”. Keep up to date with the information provided by the civil protection authorities.
What do you need to do?
You too, with simple actions, can help to better respond to an emergency:
- Ask your Municipality about the Civil Protection Plan to find out which are the removal routes and the waiting areas: otherwise, demand its predisposition to know how to behave.
- If you or one of your relatives need special assistance (people with disabilities, elderly people), inform your municipality and make sure that specific measures are provided for in the Civil Protection Plan.
- Keep up to date and follow the instructions of the civil protection authorities only via radio, television, press, internet, social media and toll-free numbers.
- Volcanic eruptions are often preceded by earthquakes. For this reason, please check that your home is safe and adopt all the necessary measures to avoid situations that may represent a danger to you or your relatives.
- Participate in exercises and information meetings on volcanic risk organized on your territory.
KNOWING THE RISK AND THE CIVIL PROTECTION PLAN IS EVERYBODY’S TASK
Share your knowledge with your family, your schoolmates and your colleagues: each of us should contribute to the dissemination of information on volcanic risk.