Will Rio de Janeiro residents face more of the same next year? The opinion piece on Digital Journal (follow the link) asks?
Yes, they will. Sounds gruesome, i know, but it is the plain truth. Surely, the worst can be avoided if those in power recognize that they have a huge problem in their hands and rush to solve it. How? By removing people in high risk areas and relocating them off the slippery rocks where they build their makeshift homes.
Also by educating people as to the imminent risks they face when they build their illegal homes on nature's path.
As to the rest of us, we can help by donating our time, effort and money to see that the situation is never repeated. It's 850 dead, and counting!