Mount St. Helens Anniversary
Today is the 32nd anniversary of the devastating eruption of Mount Saint Helens, and people in Yakima are remembering the historic event.
The blast on the morning of May 18th, 1980, killed 57 people and changed the landscape. A video exhibit at the Yakima Valley Museum shows how tons and tons of ash fell on Yakima later that day.
Visitors checked out the exhibits. One man who moved to yakima years after the eruption remembers digging in his yard and striking ash.
"Started digging things up in the lawn and the garden and going, what's this grey stuff in here? And bingo, all of a sudden I went, oh that's the ash from Mount Saint Helens," says Robert Beath.
The museum's gift shop has packets of ash and other memorabilia on its shelves.