Australia: Waiting now to act on disaster resilience will cost more in the long run
The general insurance sector in Australia is highly engaged with natural disaster trends, with 100% of general insurers polled in a climate survey taking steps to better understand the risks, Mr Geoff Summerhayes, an executive board member of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA, has said.
A growing proportion of insurers were undertaking financial and scenario analysis and disclosing climate-related risks, he noted…
Man protects 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta by bringing them to safety inside his home
When Hurricane Delta was heading towards the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico earlier this month, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home to cats, chicks, bunnies, a flock of sheep and even a hedgehog.
On top of all that, he also brought in about 300 dogs.
Though they may not have been the best roommates — he said the house smelled terrible — it was worth the move because they all survived the storm.
“It doesn’t matter if the house is dirty, it can be cleaned,” Pimentel said. “The things they broke can be fixed or bought again, but what’s beautiful is to see them happy, healthy and safe, without wounds and with the possibility of being adopted.” When Hurricane Delta was on its way to the area, he prepared the shelter by boarding up windows. On Oct. 6, the Tierra de Animales posted on Facebook asking for donations to buy enough food and supplies for all of the animals, so that he could buy what he needed in case the storm shut down stores…