At 11,239 feet Mt. Hood is the tallest Mountain in the state of Oregon. Mt. Hood is also a mountain that is part of the Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, It is horseshoe shaped and is large at 40,000 km. It has 452 volcanoes and 81% of the world’s largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire.
A major earthquake triggers the eruption of Mt. Hood and the eruption completely destroys 9 towns in the State of Oregon. 25,000 families are left homeless by the event and most families lost everything they owned.
Nora Noitall, the Governor of Oregon is faced with the monumental challenge of what to do in the aftermath.
The Governors Chief of Staff, Sandy Lightfoot is charged with the responsibility of directly dealing with the crisis and developing a creative solution to deal with the issues presented.