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Nick 2021-04-14 22:21

The 2nd photo on [URL="https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/148176/eruption-at-la-soufriere"]this NASA page[/URL] shows how badly Barbados is getting it.

chalsall 2021-04-14 23:05

[QUOTE=Nick;575920]The 2nd photo on [URL="https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/148176/eruption-at-la-soufriere"]this NASA page[/URL] shows how badly Barbados is getting it.[/QUOTE]

Yup... :sad:

I've now burnt out a shop-vac, destroyed a hair-drier (drop it on my toe while blowing dust; the impeller exploded), and just finished a day of hauling water up to the roof to feed a pressure-washer.

And I'm only about 30% complete! Then the second story needs to be processed, and then the ground floors...

chalsall 2021-04-15 00:08

Photos of ash...
 
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So, someone asked to see what all this ash looks like...

Dr Sardonicus 2021-04-15 15:02

[QUOTE=chalsall;575922]So, someone asked to see what all this ash looks like...[/QUOTE]Ugh. That almost looks like enough to warrant starting with a shovel. A grain scoop works pretty well for shoveling snow off a flat roof. Of course, snow you can just throw over the edge. I'm not sure how to get the ash down to the ground. A chute, perhaps?

tServo 2021-04-15 15:08

[QUOTE=chalsall;575921]Yup... :sad:

I've now burnt out a shop-vac, destroyed a hair-drier (drop it on my toe while blowing dust; the impeller exploded), and just finished a day of hauling water up to the roof to feed a pressure-washer.

And I'm only about 30% complete! Then the second story needs to be processed, and then the ground floors...[/QUOTE]

Have you considered using a leaf blower? Are they even available ( with a potential huge demand )?

Nick 2021-04-16 18:12

[URL="https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/148190/tracking-la-soufrieres-plume"]New article from NASA[/URL]

xilman 2021-04-16 20:16

Anyone else seen this?

[url]https://twitter.com/PlatformAdam/status/1382429933373431816/photo/1[/url]

The SO[sub]2[/sub] plume reaches the Arabian peninsular.

Nick 2021-04-16 21:35

[QUOTE=xilman;576019]The SO[sub]2[/sub] plume reaches the Arabian peninsular.[/QUOTE]
Might that have started before the big eruption?

chalsall 2021-04-18 15:49

[QUOTE=tServo;575958]Have you considered using a leaf blower? Are they even available ( with a potential huge demand )?[/QUOTE]

If I had one, I would have used it! The power-washer ended up being the best available tool on hand. Also, rather than just throwing it up in the air to fall somewhere else, it turned the ash into a wet-cement-like sludge that could be scooped up and placed on plant beds and worked into the soil so it didn't blow around.

I understand from friends that every shop-vac, leaf blower, and power washer was sold out by approximately 0801 hours the day after the first eruption. And such kit is rarely air-shipped; resupply is at least a month away.

This is having a massive impact on Barbados; it's going to take months to clean up. I can't even begin to imagine what the St. Vincentients are going through!

The gods have a weird sense of humor... :sad:

xilman 2021-04-19 11:13

[QUOTE=chalsall;576133]The gods have a weird sense of humor... :sad:[/QUOTE]

Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat.

Nick 2021-09-19 15:14

Eruption on La Palma:
[URL]https://www.abc.es/espana/canarias/abci-volcan-palma-intensifica-actividad-terremoto-magnitud-42-superficie-202109191327_noticia.html[/URL]

We hope xilman and everyone there are OK!


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