In a disaster reduction training initiative instigated by the Bermuda Red Cross, 100 seniors have been armed with the skills to help themselves and others in an emergency situation. The training included training on how to stay safe during a hurricane.
If a global prize was to be awarded to the city or country that achieves the peak of disaster resilience, Bermuda might be a fitting first winner. The frequency of hurricanes has helped stress test the building stock, and ensure the traditional construction styles have been sustained. More recently there has been a robust and well-policed building code to ensure adequate wind resistance for all new construction on the island.