34 years later: photos of St. Helens eruption

34 years later: photos of St. Helens eruption

Credit: KING 5 / Rich Marriott

KING 5 meterologist Rich Marriott was an avalanche meteorologist for the U.S. Forest Service when the eruption occurred. Rich surveyed the mountain days before it erupted. Four days after the eruption occurred, Rich rode along with rescue teams in Army Chinook helicopters looking for survivors. "It looked like a scene out of hell," describes Rich, "because you would see all those fumerals and steam vents."

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by KING5.com

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Posted on May 18, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 20 at 10:27 AM

SEATTLE, Wash.--KING 5 meterologist Rich Marriott was an avalanche meteorologist for the U.S. Forest Service when the eruption occurred. Rich surveyed the mountain days before it erupted. Four days after the eruption occurred, Rich rode along with rescue teams in Army Chinook helicopters looking for survivors.

"It looked like a scene out of hell," describes Rich, "because you would see all those fumerals and steam vents."

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