Mar 3, 2016

A Bigger Perspective on Tropical Cyclone Winston and a Lesson on Building For Resiliency

Fiji
Cook Islands
by
Hal Needham
,
WxShift
Cyclones Tatiana & Winston. Image: Tatters, Flickr
Cyclones Tatiana & Winston. Image: Tatters, Flickr

This story provides a few important take-home messages. One lesson learned is that adapting construction for violent cyclones and the bigger picture of climate change does not have to be cost prohibitive. Another lesson is that it is clear Drysdale constructed these homes to withstand powerful cyclones, and when they were tested, they stood