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Qld shouldn’t drop cyclone defence: expert

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Forecasts for a quieter cyclone season shouldn’t stop Queenslanders preparing for the worst, an expert warns.The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted fewer cyclones this season, running from November to April next year, because of a strong El Nino effect.But Dr David Henderson says residents should remember a single storm cell could still do significant damage.The James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station director said well-prepared homes – that have been well maintained and regularly checked by a builder or certifier…

 

Are Towns in a Better Position to Make Long-Term Resiliency Decisions?

A new report from New Jersey Future examines the origin and outcomes of a groundbreaking approach to helping communities take steps to make themselves more resilient to natural disasters. The approach, based on FEMA’s recommended National Disaster Recovery Framework, was piloted by New Jersey Future in six Sandy-affected communities. The report summarizes the lessons learned from those engagements, and discusses recommendations for replicating the approach effectively in other post-disaster situations…

 

For Sandy Anniversary, Malloy Establishes Council On Storm Resiliency

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that he has established a permanent working group – made up of state agency heads and experts – that is responsible for strengthening the state’s resiliency from extreme weather events. “We have transformed the way we respond to emergencies over the past several years. We are now more prepared to respond to an extreme weather event than we ever have before,” Malloy said. He said the state must be prepared to respond to tropical storms, hurricanes, storm surges, flooding, ice storms, extreme high winds, extreme heat, and slow onset events such as sea level rise. Connecticut has been hit twice in recent years by hurricanes…

 

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