This is from a series originally posted on my original blog: Seefahrer Thayer. While I don't recommend it, you can view the original posts here. Because the content had value and useful tips I've decided to repost them here, however, they've since been heavily edited and updated.
I've talked to several locals about this, and apparently, there are no natural disasters here (except some would say the unyielding, Seattle-like rainfall).
The most they get is floods, maybe once a year. No earthquakes, no hurricanes, no fires, or tornadoes. Sounds like good enough reason for me to say.