Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prepare for the Worst! Tsunamis

"Hmm... did I leave the water running?"
I now present to you the return of my series on natural disasters, Prepare for the Worst! This installment focuses on another one of nature’s many threats to the Pacific Northwest, tsunamis.

Despite having a superfluous ‘T’ in its spelling that is ignored when pronounced, tsunamis are one disaster should not be ignored. They are definitely one of the worst disasters that an area can face given their long term effects beyond initial destruction. This can include lack of clean drinking water, sediment deposits, destruction of local agriculture and marine life, and, of course, flooding.

I don’t know about you, but something about tsunamis don’t exactly make me want to grab my swim trunks, snorkel, water wings, and jump in.