10 destinations that have rebounded from natural disasters

Whether with an earthquake, tornado, hurricane or fire, nature can unleash its power in devastating fashion. But as destructive as they are, such natural disasters can also bring out the best in human nature, as people and communities come together to rebuild their lives.

Text by Blane Bachelor | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Jul 18, 2013 8:18PM
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where are the "recovery" pictures?
Jul 10, 2013 7:46AM
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I live in the Joplin area and other cities who have had disasters come to our city government  to ask for help in reorganizing and rebuilding. Not down playing anyone else's disaster they were all terrible. We lost 1/3 of our city and are rebounding like no one has ever seen, that's why others look to us for help in reorganizing. We thank all the volunteers who came and are still coming! We also paid it forward and continue to pay if forward. The death toll was 162.
Jul 10, 2013 7:12AM
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Moore, OK EF5 May 3, 1999 and May 20, 20013

Jul 10, 2013 7:06AM
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Seriously --- how do you not include The Great Chicago Fire of 1871??
Jul 10, 2013 6:21AM
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Dont want to disrespect those who died because of '89 earthquake. But it was probably the best thing that happened to SF. It caused damage to the highway that ran above the Embarcedero, which had to be knocked down. Now there's just the ground level road that's opened to the beautiful scenery.
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Joplin, Missouri had an EF5 tornado come through on May 22, 2011. Other natural disasters have come through several parts of the US. For instance Hurricane Sandy blew through New York. The people that were helping with that came to Joplin and asked what they needed to do to put a plan in place to make the rebuilding process go smoother.

 

Joplin's tornado killed over 300 people and left over 1800 people without homes.

Jul 10, 2013 2:28AM
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WÜRZBURG  GERMANY HAVING BEEN 97% DESTROYED WAS AFTER 1945 NOT "NATURALLY" REBOUNDED BUT HAVING IT'S CITIZENS WITH MELTING FLESH , FOR EXAMPLE ,THE CITY WAS REBUILT IN ITS ORIGINAL STATE BY 1965.
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