The residents</li></li></ul><li>And with each result came an equal, opposing effect<br />
Some businesses suffered while others experienced profit. . . .<br />Tourism and timber industries were hard hit. . . .<br />. . . gas stations, dry cleaners and salvage sawmills maintained steady profits<br />
The natural landscape was drastically changed. .. . .<br />Burnt areas are unsightly and appear devoid of life<br />. . . Yet burnt areas of forest allow for new, rich undergrowth that wasn’t present before<br />
Residents were forced to evacuate from their homes. . .<br />. . .but even though the fire was devastating, it was fascinating to watch. . . .<br />
“I felt masochistic, sitting on the outcropping. . . . <br /> but those flames were like a magnet”<br /> – Elaine Hruby, resident of Hillcrest<br />
With every natural disaster, there areboth positive and negativeresultsthat influence the economy, the environment and the community of the surrounding area.<br />
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