Friday, April 08, 2011
The earthquake/tsunami crisis in Japan is a wake up call for all coastal communities.
I have made the case in a video blog http://vimeo.com/21824508
For American the lesson is that these phenomena are real. The second is that the United States is just as vulnerable as Japan especially the Pacific Northwest - Oregon and Washington State in particular. The third lesson is that American states, governments, and people are less well prepared than the Japanese were and we saw what a terrible catastrophe happened there even WITH all the preparation.
You can post your comments on the video site. at VIMEO. Thanks.
Steffen Schmidt and Paul Schmidt, Instructors