I've recently joined the group and have noticed a lack of getting together. So, as long as there aren't any objections, I would like to get this group kick started with a discussion on why we should be prepared. What hazards are around us, beyond our control, that have a potential of occurring in our lifetimes? This meeting will be to discuss what those hazards are, the chance that they will occur, and how they will affect our way of life. Be prepared to take notes! I encourage everyone to research the Cascadia Fault Line, what a "subduction zone" is, The 2001 Nisqually earthquake, the 2011 Japan earthquake and resulting tsunami, watch the movie "Battle in Seattle", research forest overgrowth risks and check out www.nwccweb.us (firemap). Please feel encouraged to bring any other information you feel would be useful for the discussion! I look forward to seeing you there!