Thank you for your comments. I won't address them all here. I have lived through many earth quakes but not through any major radiation events. I have seen large cities in the aftermath of eathquakes. They are horrible things, especially where the people are not sufficiently prepared for them.
Very subjective, but I find the Phoenix area to be one of the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced. It's too hot for me...(subjective). It also surprises me that I see no solar panels around here in the sunny desert and tons of water being used ("wasted") on irrigation. It all seems rather "unenlightened" to me. And those are my feeling on this Phoenix area.