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Washington Disaster Resiliency Work Group

2021-04-07T22:27:00+00:00

In the 2019 legislative session Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler proposed legislation to help our state prepare for and mitigate climate disasters. The Senate Bill 5106 was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee and created a workgroup represented by 27 organizations including legislators, state agencies, insurance companies, Tribal leaders, municipal groups, and other key parties to review and make recommendations on how to best coordinate and improve disaster resilience work in Washington state. The law took effect on July 28, and a final report, Disaster Resiliency Work Group Final Report - November 2020, was delivered to the state legislature on [...]

Washington Disaster Resiliency Work Group2021-04-07T22:27:00+00:00

Resiliency and Climate Change: Both Go Hand-In-Hand

2021-04-07T22:31:02+00:00

By Kellie Hale The world is continuing to see an increase in high temperatures, seasonal weather is shifting, with an increasing impact on weather events (e.g., snowstorms, floods, hurricanes, tornados, drought, etc.). The longer we put aside our need for climate change adaptation, the more difficult and expensive it will be in combating this major issue. What are adaptations? They refer to adjustments within our ecological, social, or economic systems impacted by climate change. These systems processes, practices, and structures will continue to see a growth in damages associated with climate change. On January 27, 2021, President Joe Biden took [...]

Resiliency and Climate Change: Both Go Hand-In-Hand2021-04-07T22:31:02+00:00
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