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Montana History: Natural Disasters

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A short history of the more extreme natural disasters that have happened in Montana; a Montana History Powerpoint

A short history of the more extreme natural disasters that have happened in Montana; a Montana History Powerpoint

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  • 1. MONTANA HISTORY NATURAL DISASTERS storms floods earthquakes 1
  • 2. FIRE 2
  • 3. GREAT IDAHO – 1910 August 20, 21 Somewhere around 3,000 fires were burning Hurricane force winds Of around 75 mph turned The many smaller fires Into a dangerous firestorm Became the largest forest Fire in American history Though most of the fires Started in western Montana they very quickly spread into Idaho – one town especially effected by it was Wallace, Idaho 3
  • 4. A total of 3 million Acres burned 86 people killed Enough timber killed to fill a freight train 2, 400 miles long Most of the destruction occurred in a six-hour period 4
  • 5. MANN GULCH FIRE - 1949 A fire was spotted in the Gates of the Mountains, 20 mi north of Helena On August 5, 1949 The fire had started near The top of a ridge between Mann Gulch and Meriwether Canyon – an extremely inaccessible area, with no roads 15 smokejumpers from Missoula parachuted in to fight the fire 5
  • 6. This August 1949 file photo shows the scope of the fire 13 firefighters’ lives were lost When a wall of flame raced up a steep hillside, catching them unexpectedly The lightning-caused blaze burned More than 3,000 acres Controlling it required the efforts Of more than 400 firefighters. 6
  • 7. Flat Creek Fire: August 4, 2000 – September 8, 2000 7
  • 8. Montana and Alberta Fires – July 30, 2003 Fast moving forest fires raced through terrain at the front range The Rocky Mountains in northern Montana (bottom right) and Alberta Canada (top right). In Montana, the fires (marked in red) forced Thousands of tourists And staff to evacuate Glacier National Park (image center) Sunday, July 27th, while in Canada, the blaze forced many residents of the Small community of Hillcrest to evacuate their homes. 8
  • 9. Montana and Idaho Fires - 2000 -By August 8, 250,000 acres Burned. -Dense smoke from Idaho and Western Montana is visible Stretching all the Way to North and South Dakota in This image from the Sea-viewing Wide Field of View Senso SEAWiFS) taken on August 7, 2000 9
  • 10. MONTURE FIRE – LOLO NATIONAL FOREST JULY 3, 2000-SEPTEMBER 10, 2000 JULY 31, 2000 – OCTOBER 3, 2000 VALLEY COMPLEX FIRE PHOTO TAKEN BY ELLEN MYERS 10
  • 11. JULY 31, 2000 – OCTOBER 3, 2000 Valley Complex Fire An evergreen tree Goes up in flames on Upper Nine Mile Fire – August 3, 200011 September 11, 2000
  • 12. PHOTOS BY ELLEN MYERS 12
  • 13. MONTANA FIRE AND ELK: Taken by John McColgan, a fire Behavior analyst from Fairbanks, Alaska on August 6, 2000 at the Bitterroot National Forest Fire - East fork of the Bitterroot River near Sula, MT 13
  • 14. STORMS 14
  • 15. An aerial view of a farm shop between Brockton And Culbertson destroyed by the storm. July 2005 15
  • 16. Clothing and household items are piled on the Ceiling of 7-year-old Angel Bighorn’s home near Brockton after a severe thunderstorm turned 16 The mobile home up-side-down
  • 17. Lewistown MT supercell 17
  • 18. Photo by Tanja Fransen Results of a microburst near Circle, MT. 18
  • 19. Mobile home Destroyed by Thunderstorm Near Brockton 19
  • 20. RAILCARS DERAILED BY STORM NEAR BROCKTON 20
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  • 23. FLOODS 23
  • 24. Glasgow: 1952 Floodwaters surround Glasgow This picture shows how levees protected the town from being flooded. The flooding occurred as far west as Havre with $7 million In damage. Amazingly less than a dozen people were injured and no Deaths. 24
  • 25. Great Falls during 1908 flood; south side of Missouri river across from Anaconda Smelter At Black Eagle Falls Montana Weather: From 70 Below to 117 Above Published by Montana Magazine; 1982 25
  • 26. Entrance to St. Mary Ranger station 1964 flood 26
  • 27. St. Mary Lodge marooned; 1964 flood 27
  • 28. EARTHQUAKE 28
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  • 31. MADISON RIVER LANDSLIDE 31
  • 32. Two people died At Cliff Lake Campground, 15 Miles southwest Of the Madison Canyon landslide When a large Boulder bounced Over a picnic table And landed on their Tent. Their three Sons, sleeping a Few feet away Were not injured. 32
  • 33. Chalked messages on Hebgen Dam tell those flying over that The Dam is OK, but people Need help (SOS) to get out Of the canyon. Driftwood was thrown up onto the Road by the seiche in Hebgen Lake 33
  • 34. Four small landslides dropped Portions of Highway 287 into Hebgen Lake, blocking the exit Route for people in the Madison Canyon above the landslide. A splay of the Red Canyon fault scarp Lifted a 10-foot wall across the road, Making evacuating the area almost Impossible. 34
  • 35. Ground shaking caused roadbeds to Settle and crack, hampering safe Driving. This highway is U.S. 91 Between West Yellowstone and Hebgen Lake. The north shore of Hebgen Lake was Submerged when the rock on which It rests dropped down adjacent to The new Hebgen fault scarp. The Main residence at Helgard Lodge Dropped off its foundation into the Lake and floated to this location. 35
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