It was quite a relaxing day for me after the Christmas holidays. I was at a folk festival with a small festival mile in Osmium, where, among other things, the Coast Guard presented itself. So I strolled over the spacious area and was already thinking about how to write an interesting report.
Suddenly the earth moved, so strongly that it hollowed even me from the feet. It took some time until I understood what happened.
I thought it was an earthquake, but it smelled strange. Then I looked up and saw a red glow in the distance. When then also the first boulders flew in our direction, it was clear, this was not an earthquake, that was much worse, because it was a volcanic eruption.
Since there were quite a lot of first responders on the scene and also a lot of emergency vehicles, it was a matter of initiating a quick evacuation.
I knew that a little further up from me was a landing site for helicopters, so I went there. From there, I had a better view of the whole area. I could see a few houses in the valley also a small port that was threatened by the lava. The fire department was already there and started the evacuation.
Suddenly there was a bang near me. I winced. There a boulder hit a helicopter not far from me. I myself finally managed to get to safety in a private helicopter. The pilot was so nice, although again and again debris came from the direction of the volcano, to make with me still a small round over the area. So I could see a little more than from my vantage point.
On the side, where the small city and the fair was, it had given by the earth movements a landslide. Large parts of the city were buried and the way over the street was blocked.
As far as I could tell, the hospital had also been badly damaged. Unfortunately, we had to leave the danger area, but I think we will hear from there in the days to come.
This is what the report would have looked like if it had happened in real life.
Fortunately, this was a joint exercise of the SL rescue organizations. The SLR-SAR group meets once a month to plan and execute such scenarios. It is always amazing what is thought out and executed there.
Special thanks this time to Tealcie Annibles. Keep up the good work, just as I come up with nice stories to go along with it.