Concerning safe areas in the western U.S.: one or two of those moving graphics of the world based on the ZetaTalk prediction show where the continents will be positioned after the pole shift. This is absolutely important for determin future safe areas.
The new position of the U.S. will be at apporximately the same distance from the equator as now. However, the earth plate that it now sits on, will turn around counter-clockwise about 90 degrees. This means that the westerncoast (which currently runs north to south) will, in the future, be positioned parallel to the equator, aligned west to east. The Sierra and Rocky Mountains will also run parallel to the equator, or west to east.
After the pole shift, and once the 12th Planet has moved out of close contact with the earth, our planet will resume it's rotation. I think it is reasonable to believe that it will turn in the same direction it was going before the 12th came for a visit. Also, the jet stream will be blowing from west to east, as it is now.
This means, in relation to the new position of the continental U.S., the jet stream will be blowing parallel to the Sierra and Rocky Mountain chains (right now it blows perpendicular to them). Also, remember that our west coast volcanos (Mt. Lassen, Mt. Shasta, Mt. St. Helens, etc.) will be going crazy after the pole shift, and will dump a zillion tons of ash for many years on areas down wind. This ash will go up into the air and be carried eastward on the jet stream. So, the entire Washington, Oregon and California areas will not only be devastated by earth plate collision, but also by thick, dark skies and mountains of ash, as their new positions will be in directline of the volcanoes. The volcanic ash will be blowing parallel to the Seirras and Rocky mountains, in their future west-to-east position.
After the pole shift, and when the volcanoes are erupting, I think the Rocky Mountain chain will be a buffer zone for most of the ash - the ash will follow the coastal areas as it rides eastward on the jet stream, but there will be no natural wind currents to bring the ash up and over the new position of the Rockies, into the land that will lie north of that mountain chain.
This is why I believe that a good safe place will be out in the rolling landscape, 50 to 100 miles to what is now east of the Rockies. The area of southern Colorado, or north New Mexico seems to be most ideal.