Alaska Mount Redoubt Erupts

Mount Redoubt erupts once more.

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The volcano can be seen from satalites and continues to send a high flow of ash into the air.

Once more on Saturday March 28th Mount Redoubt in Southern Alaska erupted. This time shooting ash some 45,000 feet into the air. Mount Redoubt has erupted some six times since it began on March 23, 2009.

Fridays explosive eruption prompted the Alaskan Airlines to limit planes coming and going into Anchorage. Saturdays eruption closed the airport for all incoming and outgoing flights in Anchorage.

The Volcano Observatory is keeping a very close eye on this situation and has set the alert level to RED: Eruption is imminent with significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere likely OR eruption is underway or suspected with significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere.

The Mountain has sent a mudflow down into the Drift River from the melting of the Drift Glacier, as said from reports of the Observatory. There is also a Chevron Oil facility which holds six million gallons of crude oil at the mouth of the river. This facility has been evacuated and it is unknown at this time whether the facility has been damaged or not. No one seemed to know the extent of Chevron and how much oil they kept at the foot of a volcano. People want this oil removed, but Chevron says they must keep there workers safety top priority.

Activity of the mountain could take place at any moment without warning. Locals are very concerned with all the oil being stored because their livelihood depends on clean water for feeding their families from fishing. Something needs to be done to maintain our clean water.

Life in Alaska, such a beautiful place is now being touched in more ways than one from this natural disaster. It is one thing for a volcano to erupt but then another when you look at the people who live there and what their means of family support are.

Not only is Alaska suffering from worry of the crude entering there water system, which would be a devestation for all that depends on it, but with airports closed that is also revenue for the state. Tourism will also be impacted along with supplies being put on hold with no means to enter. So many people affected by this true disaster.

One can only hope the Mountain stops its cry and settles in for another hundred years. Once more to over look this majestic state in silence and peace.

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The volcano can be seen from satalites and continues to send a high flow of ash into the air.

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33 Responses to “Alaska Mount Redoubt Erupts”
  1. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful…great read here!:-)


  2. Luffy12 Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

    is that a active volcano?


  3. Will Gray Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Great article!!


  4. Glynis Smy Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Informative article!


  5. revivor Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 11:48 am

    the things you learn!!
    amazing – revivor


  6. Louie Jerome Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Very interesting


  7. Louie Jerome Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Very interesting


  8. Judy Sheldon Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    You have my prayers. Well written article.


  9. Morgana Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Sounds like a dangerous situation. I would be worried if I lived nearby.


  10. Inna Tysoe Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I heard about that on NPR the other day; didn’t know about the Chevron facility though.

    Hope everything works out….

    Regards,

    Inna


  11. Joie Schmidt Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Wow – - I didn’t even realize that first picture was the eruption… wonderful article.

    Blessings.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.


  12. rutherfranc Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    thanks for the update..


  13. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    It is amazing that this silent white mountain can suddenly cause such turmoil. A very well written article.

    Christine


  14. stephencardiff Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    interesting stuff I enjoyed this thanks


  15. Juancav Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Come on: Mount Redoubt sleep…sleeep once more.


  16. Mr Ghaz Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Excellent! Beautiful! I liked both. the article and pics..wonderful piece. Thanx for sharing


  17. sophiemarie Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Very interesting article, thanks


  18. Peter Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    You should write for newspapers. Great article. Well written, intelligent and informative.


  19. rajeev bhargava Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    very professional. this article is educational and makes very good reading. i am really impressed and like it alot. the photograph is so beautiful accompanied by a really interesting article about it. well done!


  20. valli Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Very interesting and educational.


  21. travelerscp Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Very good article.


  22. Jo Oliver Says...

    On March 29, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Amazing pics. Loved the article.


  23. Melody SJAL Says...

    On March 30, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Very well-written. Such a tragic event.


  24. papaleng Says...

    On March 30, 2009 at 2:04 am

    well presented article. I appreciate that you share this information to us.


  25. nutuba Says...

    On March 30, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Wonderfully written and informative!


  26. Kate Smedley Says...

    On March 30, 2009 at 7:19 am

    The frightening power of nature, I hadn’t even realised this was happening, thanks for bringing such an important event to our attention. I hope everyone is coping ok.


  27. Linda Watts Says...

    On March 30, 2009 at 10:05 am

    You made me realize that I need to watch the news more. This was wonderfully written. I agree with others, you should write for newspapers.


  28. M J katz Says...

    On March 30, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Excellent article and very informative. Like some others, I didn’t know about the Chevron facility either.
    I pray the eruptions stop before further damage is done to the people and animals living there!
    Why is it that so many times the most beautiful areas to live in are also the most dangerous?


  29. Dreyan Says...

    On March 30, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Sounds like the best-case scenario would be if we saw some lava, and that burned away the crude oil.

    Or if it just took a nap.


  30. magicdarts Says...

    On April 1, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Great article – just another example of nature’s raw power despite all our efforts to quantify and scientifically calculate the world around us!


  31. John Crowder Says...

    On April 1, 2009 at 8:34 am

    I think that is amazing article. Thanks for the good reading.


  32. CutestPrincess Says...

    On April 2, 2009 at 3:35 am

    interesting piece, my aunt and her family lives there…


  33. Brian Daniel Stankich Says...

    On May 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Wow, beautiful.


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