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I was on top of a mountain in Eastern Washington in 1980 when Mt. St. Helens erupted. The ash extended from horizon to horizon rolling across the state like an ocean wave swallowing everything in it's path. I don't think anyone can understand the power of such a thing unless they actually see it.
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PO3 Bob McCord
PO3 Bob McCord
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We got ash clear over here in Boise two days later. But one of our trucks was over in Seattle and the ash was so thick over there that it clogged up the air filter and messed up up the blower on his truck. Of course it was the same for most vehicles over there and he was stuck there for several day before he could get his truck repaired and get out of there. He brought back a jar of that ash and I still have it. It's kind of like gray talcum powder.
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CPL Douglas Chrysler
CPL Douglas Chrysler
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PO3 Bob McCord The Spokane sheriff shut off the roads into the city. It really was bad.
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PO3 Bob McCord
PO3 Bob McCord
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CPL Douglas Chrysler - Probably billions of damage just to vehicles that sucked all that fine ash in.
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