Mount St. Helens

A brief coverage of the disaster

In 2008, a volcano erupted in Skamania county, Washington. This county is home to just a little bit less people than Belton, Missouri, which has almost 24,000 people. This volcano was named Mount St. Helens a and was commonly used as a hiking range. But in 2008, when the "mountain" errupted, the entire north face of it blew off and ash flew out of the top. The ash covered most of the small county, but some areas were spared.

After People were sure the mountain was done erupting, rescue teams and news reporters rushed to Washington to help and report on the situation. Not many deaths were recorded but there were a lot of injured people. Most news crews talked about the mountain from a distance, fearing that the mountain may erupt again. But some reporters were brave enough to get a closer look.

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A brief history of Skamania county

Skamania county, Washington, the area that was buried in ash during the eruption doesn't have much history for itself until recently. It was found in 1884 by colonists adventuring west to find fertile land but it was originally settled by native Americans. The colonists fought the native Americans for the land and won the fight. Skamania means swift waters in the Native American tongue. Soon after the colonists took the land and renamed the area Skamania county.
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Attractions inside or near Skamania county

Mount St. Helens could erupt again

A website called USGS.gov is a website used by scientists to record activities inside volcanos all around the United States from one observatory. Recently they have recorded strange activity from Mount St. Helens. The scientists say that Mount St. Helens may or may not erupt again. They also say that it may happen in 5 to 10 years, and that this may not even happen. But even if it isnt expected to erupt, the people of Skamania county still fear that they will once again be buried in ash.
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