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Heat Wave

A heat wave is an extended time interval of abnormally and uncomfortably hot and unusually humid weather. It is an extended period of above normal warm temperatures sources: Florida Hazards Watch; WMO

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Resilient housing – a flourishing sector

20 Jul 2016, CDKN

Shelter is often the single largest asset owned by individuals and families, and the failure of shelters to protect people from hazards is a significant risk to lives and livelihoods. Accordingly, modular, prebuilt homes are increasingly in demand. Experts in the prebuilt housing sector are exploring new ways in which a house can withstand climate-related disasters.



Number of heat-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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