The Pacific Northwest has long been an area stricken by earthquakes and tectonic forces. The problem is... no one thought to Google that information as they were building cities along the entire West coast, 200 years ago. Then earthquakes started to level the cities of California in the 1800's and, in the early 1950's, Portland learned that we were also in the same boat.
It's no longer a case of 'if' it will happen, but 'when' and now that we know that, what we choose to do about our own personal preparedness can determine how well we will fare in the days after the next 'event of note'.
THE FIGHT FOR HOME: How (Parts of) New Orleans Came Back - An Interview with author and filmmaker Daniel Wolff
Five months after Hurricane Katrina, Daniel Wolff and Oscar-winning film director Jonathan Demme traveled to New Orleans. As they treked through the city and past the headline-making ruins, they discovered a deeper, more beautiful, and more troubled story—about a cross-section of New Orleanians trying to return to what remains of their city and to rebuild their lives.