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The White Cascade (Gary Krist)

Disasters don’t always happen suddenly, like 9-11. Often they unfold over hours (think Titanic) or days (Hurricane Katrina). The longer, drawn-out tragedies start to look avoidable in hindsight. If only better preparations had been made. If only the crisis had … Continue reading

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Washington Disasters (Rob & Natalie McNair-Huff)

Most folks living in the Northwest today remember the Nisqually Earthquake of 2001. I was in my office, for instance, mildly eavesdropping on a class in the next room. I stood up when the shaking began and rode it out … Continue reading

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