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Can disaster risk be reduced?

The Washington Post's Chico Harlan looks at the affect of recent typhoons on the Philippine islands and asks if there are ways to alleviate the high risks.

In one of the world's most naturally deadly countries, catastrophes can originate almost anywhere. Flash floods race down mountainsides. A zigzag of tectonic plates collide below. Typhoons build in warm ocean waters and then tear westward. And when disasters do strike, they strike hard, ravaging the Philippines shabby infrastructure and often leaving scores dead, injured or without homes.  Read the article

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