Per an AP news release that I just received, should this incident continue for two or three days, there will be shortages of food and other items in the affected parts of Europe. The "no fly" area has also been expanded again.
Per a more recent news release, the situation worsens. As the volcano continues to erupt more ash is released into the atmosphere and it is spreading widely across europe. It is causing concern that world leaders will be unable to attend the state funeral for the late Polish leader and his wife. It appears that obama still plans to attend.
Travelers are stranded, hotel accommodations are scarce and train travel is booked to capacity.
We have not had to deal with the ramifications of a major volcanic eruption (Mt. St. Helens was a small one) and this one may curtail our business travel if it continues.
I just read that the eruption is getting worse. If this keeps most of the European travel will be by land/sea. I have yet to see a prediction of just how far the ash may spread. I am glad your parents are safe. An extended vacation is nice but there are limits on how long one can stay on vacation. For most of us there are financial constraints. I suppose trip insurance would help.
I remember Mt. St. Helens as well. Living hundreds of miles away we were able to collect the ash. I still have some that my mom had saved. I hope things get back to normal as soon as they can. It would be terrible to try and breath. What a mess.
Thanks for pointing that out Celtic Radio. I think this is all so scary. "I can't take it anymore were all going to die " I've been looking around on the web and this Katla is one to be scared of. I don't like living close to Yellowstone either. I heard that Utah had some kind of a quake haven't followed up on that one yet.
Some say it's normal to have all these small quakes I say with what all is happening all over the world is not the norm. Ok, now I get to have nightmares. lol..