Of course not.
Short of those type of omnipotent efforts, though, there are some steps governments can take to lessen the impact of natural disasters.
In the big picture, if we can say human-caused climate change is contributing to more severe storm events, governments can do a lot to address human-caused climate change.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.