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How Cities Recover From Devastating Disasters

There have been many cities in the country that have been completely destroyed in the past due to disasters. Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city of New Orleans in 2005 causing thousands of deaths and people losing their homes.  There have been wildfires that have killed animals and people and ruined acres of land. No matter what …

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Fire on the Mountain …Again

I kind of knew that three whole springs without a forest fire along the Norfolk-Southern’s grade over the continental divide was pushing things. Hoped maybe their relatively new-found practice of carefully checking their brake connections BEFORE heading uphill into the ‘loops’ might become a habit. It’s been raining pretty steady, and yesterday it snowed. Not …