posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:08 AM
I remember the Heimaey eruption on Vestmannaeyar in 1973...I worked at the local AFRTS studio in Keflavik and both I and my dad , who was the First
Sergeant at Rockville, the local radar installation, headed there. He coordinated rescue and salvage activities...an entire fish factory was
dismantled and loaded onto boats, and everything that could be saved, from toilets (WC´s) to bedroom doors were removed and loaded on boats. The
island was shoveled out and reoccupied before the next Sjómannadagur (Seaman´s day). One thing I know for sure, Icelanders are hardy and quite
prepared for this type of emergency. We here in the USA could take a lesson from them on disaster preparedness.
Bestu óskir mínar og bænir fara til þín og fjölskyldu þinnar, og allir aðrir snerti við þennan atburð.