Today is the annual "Great ShakeOut" for many states, especially the west coast of the United States. Many of us live in areas that are affected by earthquakes or would be affected by tsunami's that accompany them. The PNW is expecting "the big one" any day now (could be now- could be in 10000 years, "any day" in geological time-lines terms). Take some time to do a quick inventory of your supplies. Know your evacuation routes if you are in a Tsunami or Lahar zone. Have contact plans for separated families, etc. Keep supplies and emergency food storage around for the days following an emergency. If you don't know what or how to stock up on emergency supplies google it or ask your Mormon neighbors. If "the big one" hits- it could be weeks before normal supply lines are restored. Coastal areas from the north of San Francisco to Alaska will be virtually ignored if a major disaster hits and the Bay area, Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, etc., are impacted. The population won't justify the resources immediately. Worst case scenario, major earthquake disrupts logistical routes and creates immediate service needs in high population areas. Earthquake creates large tsunami that devastates coastal communities, those areas are cut-off from support and may not even emerge from the water, leaving beachside communities underwater with little to no immediate support for the 2,500 survivors sitting on rooftops because of the 250,000 people in the city needing attention. My point is: prepare yourself as best you can with what you will need for a couple weeks of tough living. On day 16 when the coast guard helicopter from Nova Scotia finally pulls you off of the raft you constructed from downed trees you will thank me. We spent a lot of time going over this scenario in Westport when I lived there. I even got to show off the work our schools did to prepare for national and educational media. If you live in the Seattle TV area you probably have heard my voice or seen me holding a megaphone on the news in the last four years. https://oceantoday.noaa.gov/fullmoon-strongerthanwaves/welcome.html Just wanted you all to have a wonderful life!