South America El Nino '98
1) The driest region on Earth when ARTI was there for an Earthquake.
2) The same area one year later when ARTI worked there for El Nino. More
destruction was caused to the NASCA Lines from this El Nino than had occurred in
the last 2,000 years. The International Disaster Mitigation Group Division of
ARTI played the major role in preventing the complete destruction of the world
Heritage Site: NASCA LINES.
Maria Reich, the world's leading Archaeologist asked us to save the NASCA
Lines shortly before her death. We are very pleased that we accomplished this
3) Why a picture of ARTI Chief Copp in a bathing suit? Because this is one of
the beautiful places that Copp visited in November which CEASED to EXIST when he
returned in March. Yes. CEASED TO EXIST. Mountain Tsuami's come down from the
mountains at 200 plus miles an hour and Leave NOTHING behind. All the rocks,
trees, mud take on the characteristics of water.
4) During training sessions for the National Fire Dept. of Peru Copp stayed in
this Hotel Room, at a harbor south of Lima. Notice the jagged rocky cliff was
actually part of the room. It no longer existed when Copp returned in March.
ARTI has made 7 trips to South America because of the El Nino of '98. This has
been the most destructive disaster in recorded history.
5) Driving to the Station in our Airport Taxi. A Fire Engine from the Cuerpos de
Bomberos del Peru. Mary Reigel is the first disaster Mental Health Specialist to
become a field member of any Rescue Team. She has been a real asset to ARTI in
6) A TV interview with ARTI.
7) ARTI training the Fire Dept.
8) ARTI with the mayor of NASCA. She had a hole 2ft. x 2 ft. in the wall of her
office. She wanted to make a statement to her constituents who are still in
rubble one year after the earthquake.