City of Bellingham lies in the shadow of Mt. Baker, one of five
active volcanoes in the state of Washington. The most recent volcanic
activity at Mt. Baker occurred over 200 years ago, but there is
always the possibility that it will erupt in the future. City
planners in Bellingham want to prepare citizens for the possible
eruption of Mt. Baker. They have created a budget for establishing
safety measures that will reduce the devastating effects on life
and property. The question they are asking you is . . .
How can we use what we know about volcanoes to plan ahead
to preserve life and/or property in the event of a Mt. Baker Eruption?