Imagine you are sitting in your home here in Juneau. You suddenly hear deafening sounds coming from outside. You open the front door and see mounds of rubble where many of your neighbors’ houses just stood. You hear screaming, crying and wailing. Your brain cannot even begin to comprehend what is occurring. You suddenly see your children running toward you from down the road where they were playing and tears of relief, to a worry you had not even had time to grasp, come flowing down your face. You tell them to go into the house and rush down the road to help your neighbors. After a while, a car pulls up and warns that soldiers are coming and you need to flee for your lives. You run back to your house and by some miracle, your spouse is there. You frantically grab backpacks and throw in supplies, knowing you may never be able to come home again.