On April 7, 2013, a little over two years after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of northeastern Japan, a lone boat washed up on the shores of Crescent City, California. The boat belonged to a high school in Rikuzentakata. This is the true story of a small boat that, through the efforts of a hardworking group of Crescent City students, forged friendships and brought hope to communities on both sides of the Pacific.
Psychologists believe that children can cope more effectively with a disaster when they know there are things they and their family can do to keep safe. Providing age-appropriate information will help them to understand what might happen and lessen their anxiety if a disaster does occur.