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A SAFER FUTURE: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters
Volunteers of every age are put to work filling sand bags as thebasic battle of man versus nature takes place yet again.
Forest fires are often in remote areas with difficult access wherelittle can be done to limit damage. As natural events, fires clearareas for new growth to occur, but when the flames turn toward communities,areas housing endangered species, or historic locations, the lossescan be devastating.
Livestock wanders through an abandoned village where trees and houseshave collapsed from the explosive eruption of Mt. Colo (Indonesia)and from the weight of the ash.