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The risks of climate and natural disaster related disruption to the electric grid

The risks of climate and natural disaster related disruption to the electric grid

News   •   Jul 27, 2017 14:00 BST

The electric grid is one of the most critical infrastructure systems for modern life, but it is also one of the most vulnerable, yet recent graduates of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) supported by Swiss Re have released a study that examines how extreme weather and other natural disasters are evolving in the Pacific Northwest.

Unprecedented levels of rain causes severe flooding in Japan

Unprecedented levels of rain causes severe flooding in Japan

News   •   Jul 06, 2017 17:09 BST

​Almost half a million people on the south western Japanese island of Kyushu have been advised to evacuate their homes after several days of torrential rain, brought on by a series of storms that followed Tropical Cyclone Nanmadol across the region. What was described as unprecedented levels of rain has resulted in mudslides, overflowing rivers and flooding.

Investment in preparedness needed prior to disruptive events

Investment in preparedness needed prior to disruptive events

News   •   Oct 31, 2016 12:37 GMT

The ravages of Hurricane Matthew, the costliest Atlantic hurricane since Superstorm Sandy, are prompting businesses to rethink their natural hazards preparedness. More than one in four respondents to a survey of employees in the areas affected by the storm claimed they believe their companies will increase investment in this area.

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The heat is on!

The heat is on!

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2016 16:12 BST

Flooding, blizzards, storms. These are perhaps the type of events that first spring to mind when we think of adverse weather, but conditions on the other end of the scale can also have a major impact. So as the UK experiences its hottest day of the year so far, we need to consider what effect this could have on our organizations.

Preparing for the worst, whatever the weather

Preparing for the worst, whatever the weather

Blog posts   •   Jan 11, 2013 15:48 GMT

Set against the background of the recent severe flooding that was affected or at least threatened to affect large areas of the UK, putting both business and homes at risk, there is no better time than now for businesses to think about how prepared they are to deal with such disruptions and to take the first steps towards preparing for the worst.