As a follow up to our Bay Area case-study, LPAC is releasing this new case-study on the Northwest, threatened both by its many active Volcanos, and by the Cascadia subduction zone. The seemingly peaceful Northwest is a ticking time bomb for disaster. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and Tsunamis have all been known to have hit the region, with destructive force but never since the great population build up. With all that we know now at our current level of scientific knowledge, a disaster would not as much depend on chance, as it would on mankind's failure to act. With Obama in office, will the country survive a disaster in the Northwest?