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Nearly half a million people evacuated as tropical storm hits China

Elevating the Priority of Resilience in our New Climate Reality

Many states and cities—and many utilities—are reexamining their capacity to withstand uncertainties, emergencies, and attacks of various kinds. Although governments and utilities have long developed and deployed emergency response protocols, new conditions are making new demands to increase resilience. These new conditions fall into several categories ranging from cyber-attacks to catastrophic storms. Although the general category of “acts of God” or “natural disasters” has always been on the planners’ agenda, today they also need a thorough examination of what has been called “the long emergency:” the impacts of climate change. These impacts include the gradual but relentless increase in ambient heat, extreme heat events, and catastrophic storms, fires, and floods…

 

Nearly half a million people evacuated as tropical storm hits China

More than 422,000 people had to be evacuated.  Nearly 2,000 homes destroyed. Death toll mounting.

More than 422,000 people had to be evacuated. Nearly 2,000 homes destroyed. Death toll mounting.

Nearly 400 flights were cancelled, while more than 300 trains were also cancelled, Xinhua added. State broadcaster China Central Television said the storm also triggered waves 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) high. Ships and ferries were also halted and told to dock in harbors. The storm caused floods in parts of the country as well…

 

Super typhoon Nepartak: six dead in China as tens of thousands flee storm

By late Sunday more than 200,000 residents in 10 mainland cities had been temporarily relocated and 1,900 homes destroyed, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the civil affairs ministry.  Power was cut for hundreds of thousands in the south-eastern province of Fujian, while five airports were closed and hundreds of high-speed train journeys…

 

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