From fires to mudslides to earthquakes, Seattle has had some crazy times. Here’s a look back at 14 disastrous moments on the wild, wild West Coast.

Flood at Rattlesnake Lake, 1915

disaster-1 Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr

Rattlesnake lake was fed by seepage from an upstream dam, causing it to slowly rise and condemning the town of Moncton.

Moncton, 1915

disaster-2 Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr

Goodbye Moncton…

The Great Ravenna Sinkhole Sewer Failure, 1957

disaster-3 Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr

A break in a huge brick and quick sand sewer caused a cave-in. The hole measured 60 feet deep, 120 feet wide, 200 feet long. The total cost of repairing the cave-in was $2 million. The work took two years to complete.

Perkins Lane landslide, 1954

disaster-4 Photo: Wikimedia

A wet winter wiped out five homes on the bluff overlooking Elliot Bay.

Fire at Pike Place Market, 1974

disaster-5 Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr

A worker salvaging steel tracks from the condemned Municipal Market building lost control of the cutting torch.

Flash flood in the Cascade Mountains, 1932

disaster-6 Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr

A wall of water and mud, 15-feet high and 150-feet wide killed seven and injured two in Edgewick.

Todd Shipyard Fire, 1964

disaster-7 Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr

300 firefighters, shipyard workers, and sailors battled the blaze for more than four hours.

Earthquake damage in Pioneer Square, 1949

disaster-8 Photo: MOHAI

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit between Olympia and Tacoma, killing eight.

What the earthquake did to Chehalis, 1949

disaster-9 Photo: MOHAI

Earthquake destruction outside the Busy Bee Cafe, 1949

disaster-10 Photo: MOHAI

Snowplow clearing avalanche at Snoqualmie Pass, 1936

disaster-11 Photo: MOHAI

Highway 20 washout and landslide, 2003

disaster-12 Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr

Skagit River flooding and associated mudslides damaged more than 40 roads and bridges, wiped out more than 15 popular trails and 20 trail bridges, and breached more than 30 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in the winter of 2003.

Fire on Hinkley Block, 1908

disaster-13 Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr

Seattle Super Sonics stolen by Oklahoma City, 2008

disaster-14 Photo: Seattle Public Library

This might be the most devastating photo of all.

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