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This 'City' Trains First Responders For Bombs, Tornadoes And Even Ebola

In College Station, there’s a city that’s been hit by disasters. Earthquakes, hurricanes, even bombs. It’s called Disaster City. This 72-acre site is helping people, and robots, train for the next major disaster.

Disaster City is growing.

Chief David Martin, who directs rescue training at the site, points to new roads that disappear into the tall oaks.

Since it was built by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in 1998, 90 thousand emergency responders from across the world have come here to climb over mangled steel and derailed trains.

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