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Extreme Weather Adaptation - Updates

Insurance head forecasts more extreme weather

The president of the Insurance Bureau of Canada is offering a gloomy forecast of more extreme weather in the years to come and is urging municipalities to fix crumbling storm-water infrastructure to prepare.
Canadian Press

Remapping our awareness of storm surge danger

With memories of last year's destruction from Hurricane Sandy still fresh, meteorologists are working on ways to improve the way they forecast storms and communicate warnings to the public.

As hurricane season starts, U.S. facing heightened risk

Not only are forecasters calling for an unusually active season, they also say that there are signs that the U.S., which hasn’t had a major hurricane in a record seven years, may be particularly vulnerable this year due to a combination of weather and climate factors.
Climate Central