Not far from Texas A&M in College Station lies a 52-acre city in ruins.
The disastrous scenes within it are one of the best training grounds in the world for urban search and rescue teams -- including the North Texas-based Texas Task Force Two, which has used its expertise at disasters like the explosion in West, Texas; Hurricane Harvey and even the recent Camp Fire in California.
It's called Disaster City, a fake town that's been methodically built -- then destroyed. Scenarios here are based on disasters we've seen in real life -- like explosions, tornadoes, earthquakes and hurricanes.
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"After the 1995 Murrah bombing in Oklahoma City, the state identified there wasn't the capability in the state of Texas to respond to that kind of event," said Stephen Bjune, the training manager for Texas Task Force One, of the two such teams in Texas.