Lewis W. Diuguid

Recommendations for weather disasters

Updated: 2013-08-20T23:10:42Z

By Lewis W. Diuguid

The Kansas City Star

One of the nasty things about global warming is it now makes bad storms really fierce and increases the likelihood of a recurrence of damage in areas prone to enduring storms.

A presidential task force reports that coastal communities hit by Superstorm Sandy should prepare for more floods and take protective measures now to save money later. The 69 recommendations in the report include developing a more advanced electrical grid and better planning tools.

The report said the government should find ways to get the private sector to come up with better fuel distribution systems and telecommunications networks that won’t be overloaded in bad weather, The Associated Press reports.

It’s all a far cry from people packing up and moving further inland, leaving trillions of dollars in homes and businesses to be reclaimed by the rising, increasingly violent seas. But it is a start.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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