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Australia: How building codes save homes from cyclones, and how they don't

15 Apr 2014, Brisbane Times

1985 was the year that building regulations changed to require new houses in cyclone-prone areas to be able to withstand higher winds. But how were these regulations determined, what do they mean for modern homes, and why do regulators always seem to wait until after a severe storm before updating the codes?...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1992 7,000,000
Extreme temp. 1993 3,000,500
Storm 1994 2,500,104
Extreme temp. 1994 1,000,034
Extreme temp. 1995 500,100
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.


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