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Make sure your business is flood resilient ready

Hurricanes become more costly

A boy plays in a building destroyed by hurricane Matthew in Coteaux, Haiti. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

A boy plays in a building destroyed by hurricane Matthew in Coteaux, Haiti. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

In a couple of days the Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to a close. 2016 has been very active, with 15 named storms, seven of which became hurricanes.  It started nearly five months early with Alex in mid-January, and ended unusually late with Otto, just a few days ago. Three storms – Gaston, Matthew and Nicole – developed into major hurricanes, and Matthew’s long passage over land made it particularly deadly, taking 1,655 lives. In total the storms have unleashed over 60% more energy than an average hurricane season, and it’s also been the costliest since 2012, causing over $11.5bn (£9.2bn) of damage thus far…

 

Make sure your business is flood resilient ready

In 2015 the devastating floods caused by Storm Desmond and Storm Eva forced many businesses to close, stopping a main source of income for many Eden residents.  A year on, Eden District Council’s Economic Development and Tourism teams are working in partnership with CLASP, a local area sustainability support service, to offer a free Business Resilience Health Check workshop to Eden businesses.  The workshop will examine the impacts of flooding and power loss on businesses, future climate-related risks that may be faced, and what local businesses can do to boost their own climate resilience.  The workshop will take place at…

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