9/30/2004

"OK Chris. Do You Wanna Come Over And Watch The Eruption Or Do You Have To Work?"


The words on everyone's lips here? The buzzwords in Portland? You guessed it: "Magmatic Gases."

I guess disaster preparedness has become official: My co-worker "K," who lives about 25 minutes closer to St. Helens came home this evening to find a warning posted to her front door explaining the hazards and procedures of "Ash Fallout." My dinner companion this evening "L," has a perfect view of the volcano from her back deck and will invite me over to watch if the eruption is lengthy.


Photo: The A. Langfield Collection