There are those careful, obsessive builders (like my junior-high self) who disabled disasters, when possible, in our SimUtopias.

Then there are those diabolical builders (like my high-school self) who delighted in bombarding their hapless SimHellholes with disaster after disaster. (My personal favorite was SimCity 2000's Monster.)

So, what of disasters in the new SimCity? This new trailer shows off four types of delicious destruction—meteorites, UFOs, earthquakes, and tornadoes—as well as the way to recover from an emergency as swiftly and efficiently as possible. Turns out, well-funded emergency services help a city recover from an emergency. Who knew?

SimCity | Disaster Trailer [YouTube]