Liabilities are likely to be sought extensively.
More correctly, scapegoats will be sought because the real "crime" was letting them build where and how they did to begin with.
It happens EVERYWHERE! Build in fire prone areas and not allow controlled burns because soot might get into the swimming pool. Build on a barrier island and lament that the waves are washing away the sand. Build in a river delta and pressure the Government to put protective dikes. Build on a major earthquake fault and hope the big one doesn't happen. Build on a volcanic island and - you get the picture by now.