MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. –Where were you on May 18, 1980? The massive eruption of Mount St. Helens that day is one of those seminal events on par with 9/11 or the JFK assassination. Hard to believe it's been thirty years. The blast zone is once again teeming with life. Even scientists are amazed. Correspondent Tom Banse has more on the wider lessons ecologists draw on this anniversary.
“I can hear the mountain behind me rumbling. An enormous mud and water slide washed out the road...”
That's KOMO-TV cameramen David Crockett scrambling to escape unimaginable devastation.