Funny old year for weather. In the last few weeks alone we’ve had “super storm” Sandy in New York, typhoon Bopha wreaking havoc in the Philippines, a deadly tornado in Auckland which went on to hit Rotorua. Now it’s cyclone Evan. It trashed Samoa, and it is at this moment hitting Fiji.
I’m sure our thoughts are all with Fiji as it braces itself for disaster.
We should all plan for more of these events. Climate change models tell us that storms won’t necessarily get more frequent, but they will get more powerful. New Years might be a good time to check out your disaster survival kit.