The unthinkable has just happened. A little known subduction zone just north and west of the much-more-famous San Andreas fault is now the epicenter of the worst earthquake to ever hit North America. Initial estimates of the damage are harrowing; the Pacific Northwest is essentially gone, with damage caused directly by the earthquake, the subsequent tsunami or some combination of both. Thousands of people are presumed dead, and thousands more are injured. Now, a special session of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must somehow coordinate the recovery effort as aftershocks from the earthquake still continue. Will the agency alter the fate of the Pacific Northwest, or will bureaucratic infighting and inaction condemn thousands more to an early death?