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UK must prepare better for extreme weather
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:56 pm 
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UK must prepare better for extreme weather and the elderly population

Researchers have mapped areas of England most likely to face more extreme weather events and increasingly elderly populations, and have called on service providers to adjust their planning to meet these challenges.

The new maps produced by Durham University's Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience and Heriot-Watt University suggest that many areas in England projected to see an increase in severe weather, such as floods, heatwaves and coldwaves, over the next 30 years, may also need to care for high proportions of vulnerable older people. Read more


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