Volcano Response Information
In the event that Mt. St. Helens volcanic activity becomes a consideration, the Longview School District will work closely with county emergency management officials when developing the most prudent steps.
The district has in place all-hazard emergency plans that include earthquakes, evacuation or sheltering-in-place. We also have procedures for building safety in the event of ash fall and procedures for use of our bus fleet in the event of ash fall.
What specific actions schools would take in a situation caused by the mountain would depend entirely on the specific situation and the information provided by the DEM. The safety of your child is a top priority.
If any unusual situations arise, information for families will be broadcast over local radio and television stations and posted on our website through the FlashAlert link. Families are urged to subscribe to the FlashAlert notification system that will e-mail information regarding school emergencies. It is also essential that your contact information is up-to-date at your child’s school—including your current e-mail address.
We hope you will take this opportunity to talk with your children and make emergency preparedness a priority in your homes. The following web sites will be helpful to you in that effort:
Southwest Washington Red Cross
National Red Cross
Additionally, information about Mt. St. Helens is available at:
USGS Volcano Hazards Program, Cascades Volcano Observatory
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Volcano Seismicity
Mt. St. Helens VolcanoCams