Read time: 1 minute

May 18, 1980 Had Mt. Saint Helens Written All Over It.

(Mt. St. Helens in 1980 - Mother Nature doing what Mother Nature does best) [media id=12881] On the morning of May 18, 1980 the long awaited erupt


(Mt. St. Helens in 1980 - Mother Nature doing what Mother Nature does best)


On the morning of May 18, 1980 the long awaited eruption of Mt. St. Helens in the State of Washington finally happened. The shockwaves were felt all over the West Coast and when it was finally over the mountain was a good deal shorter than it was only a few days earlier. Despite the fears of greater loss of human life, there was enough time to prepare evacuations so only the most stalwart (and somewhat suicidal) of the people living directly around the volcano were affected. There were however, thousands of dead wildlife and the entire forest surrounding the area was reduced to powder within minutes.

And 30 years ago today the news sounded cautious.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team