A Fine Gray Rain: In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo

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In '91 the Philippines' Mt Pinatubo awoke after 500 yrs dormancy, threatening America's Clark Air Force Base. Base officials evacuated personnel deemed non-essential. 1,200 military and civilians remained to safeguard the base. Violent eruptions chased the mission-essential team from the base. As the mountain sent ash and gas towering into the sky, earthquakes rattled the area and Typhoon Yunya blew in off the ocean dumping torrential rains. It was the 2nd largest volcanic eruption of 20th century. Rain-laden ash mixed into a muddy lahar that washed over the base flooding and burying the base under thick layers of mud. Warehouses and hangars collapsed under the weight of the ash. With the area devastated, the military evacuated thousands of dependents from the country and the mission-essential team began salvage operations. This is a true and exciting story seen from the perspective of a group of civilian personnel assigned to Clark who were present during the catastrophic... More > ordeal.< Less
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April 25, 2016
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