The day in May -40 years ago- when Mount St. Helens blew up

By Gordon Williams On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted violently — killing 57 people, producing significant changes in the landscape and providing a vivid reminder that Washington state is home to some of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. To help mark the 40th anniversary, May has been designated as volcano preparedness month. This article … Continue reading The day in May -40 years ago- when Mount St. Helens blew up

Make the most of Volcano Preparedness Month

By Gordon Williams It is mildly interesting to know that May is National Hamburger Month, National Salad Month and Older Americans Month. But if you live in Washington state, you should definitely know that May is Volcano Preparedness Month — officially proclaimed so by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. To understand what is behind that proclamation, … Continue reading Make the most of Volcano Preparedness Month