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In the Philippines, a Model for Confronting Nearly Every Disaster

The scenery around Legazpi is dazzling, but nearly all of the most striking features can kill people by the thousands.

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Boston Is One of the Best Prepared U.S. Cities to Handle a Crisis

The city conducted vivid, citywide disaster simulations in 2011 and 2012.

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Check Out This Crazy Flooding in Montreal

A broken water main unleashed a torrent.

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Anniversary of the Day: Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919

One of the weirdest and most awful things that ever happened.

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Disaster History, Brought to You By Google

On Japan's tsunami-battered coast, a new way to remember the devastation.

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5 Beneficiaries of Hurricane Sandy

Devastation isn't bad news for everyone.

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Instead of Levees, Plant Trees

According to new research, coastal forests greatly reduced the impact of the Japanese tsunami.

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The Last Katrina Trailer Finally Leaves New Orleans

It's about time.

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Preparing San Francisco for the Next Big One

Report calls for retrofitting buildings to allow people to stay in the city after a major earthquake.

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Phil Campbells and the Recovery of Phil Campbell, Ala.

Would-be conventioneers continue to aid a tornado damaged town that shares their name

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Blank-Slate City Rebuilding in Japan

Proposed bill would allow purchase of large areas for city redevelopment