Friday, January 30, 2009
If it's not -20, it's a Volcano!
Since I've lived here in Anchorage, AK, which has only been about 5 months, we've experienced -20 degree weather, winds strong enough to take roofs off of houses... twice, a 45 degree melt down in January, and now a volcano! Mt. Redoubt (what kind of name is that!) has yet to go off, but the most recent reports, as of 2:30 this afternoon, are as follows:
"Intense seismicity continues at Redoubt this afternoon. Clear webcam views, satellite, and radar data from earlier today indicate that the volcano has not yet erupted."
So, I'm not really sure what I should do. The true Alaksans say there's nothing to worry about, you just might have to stay inside for a few days. And then there's the Air Force... who has a history of being especially over prepared in situations like this. So I've got John bringing home face masks from work, the commander's wife sending emails about what we should do and be prepared for, and now a sergeant from John's squadron calling to make sure I'm okay (since John left on a trip today)! So personally, I'd like to say calm about
all this, but I'm just not really sure what to expect.