Rules of conduct Stromboli
These contents stem from the collaboration between the Department of Civil Protection, the Sicilian Region and Ingv - National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. They have been elaborated as part of the 2022 edition of the national communication campaign I don't take risks.
If you hear the sound of continuous two-tone sirens, it is possible that within a few minutes there will be a very loud explosion with the formation of a large dark cloud over the top of the volcano (PAROXISTIC EXPLOSION).
- If you hear the sound of continuous two-tone sirens, it is possible that within a few minutes there will be a very loud explosion with the formation of a large dark cloud over the top of the volcano (PAROXISTIC EXPLOSION).
- If you are near the coast, on the waterfront, beach, or near the harbor, go to the inner part of the island and take shelter in a building.
- If you are inside Vallonazzo or in other depressions along the slopes of the volcano, ascend the side of the valley.
- If you are in a boat, move quickly away from the coast toward the open sea.
- If you are in a building located far from the coastal strip, do not go outside, but move away from doors and windows: the air displacement caused by the explosion could break glass. Take shelter under a table and avoid standing on a porch or under a canopy.
- Keep, if possible, your pet indoors.
- If you are in a hotel or restaurant, follow the directions given by the staff.
- If you notice that there are people around you who have not understood the sign, invite them to follow the correct rules of conduct.
Fallout of hot volcanic material (bombs, lapilli, ash), even large ones, is expected to begin. Volcanic ash fallout may continue for several tens of minutes.
- If you are already in a building located away from the coastal zone, do not go outside.
- If you are outdoors, protect your mouth and nose, and find shelter in a building.
- If you are outdoors, protect your mouth, nose and eyes from the ash, and if you come in contact with your eyes, avoid rubbing them but wash them thoroughly with water.
- Stay informed and follow the directions of authorities and civil protection volunteers to know when to leave your location and what to do.
It is possible for a tidal wave to come if:
- you hear the sound of continuous one-tone sirens
- you recognize at least one of these phenomena:
- a very strong explosion with the formation of a large dark cloud that rises several kilometers above the top of the volcano (paroxysmal explosion);
- a large cloud expanding from the Sciara del Fuoco, indicative of a large landslide or flowing pyroclastic flow;
- a strong earthquake that you felt
- of which you have heard;
- a sudden and unusual receding of the sea;
- a dark, rising noise coming from the sea, like that of a train or plane at low altitude.
If you are at the beach or in a coastal area:
move away by following emergency signage and quickly reach the higher adjacent area
If you are in a boat:
move quickly away toward the sea
If you are in port:
leave the boat and move to a safe elevated area
stay in the area you have reached. The first wave may be followed by others, even more dangerous ones
stay informed, and follow the directions of authorities and civil protection volunteers to know when to leave your location and what to do