. . . it's because Mt. ReDoubt erupted. When it erupted last time it send ash miles into the air. That ash made its to Anchorage and it also made its way into four jet engines that were carrying 231 passengers. All four engines died. They were able to restart the engines and landed here in Anchorage. Bad timing.
Here in Anchorage, the ash will settle on everything. Your first line of offense is to lock yourself in your house and seal off any leaky/venting areas. They say three days is enough to let the ash settle out a little bit. Did you get that? Three days in your house. No going out. Kids in the house with you. Yikes. I might go a little crazy. All electronic equipment with fans is supposed to be shut off. So that means no computers. We will buy dust masks to protect our lungs and perhaps goggles for the ash. My husband was here for the last eruption. He says its not a big deal but he's a guy. He could cut off his finger and say, "No big deal."
I guess she belched a lot of steam yesterday afternoon but no ash.