Safety precautions must be planned in advance of storm and fire warnings

2008-02-26 00:00

The heavy rain of up to 100 millimetres in parts of Pietermaritzburg on February 12 followed by flooding of some roads and buildings, turned my mind to weather warnings.

The impact of tropical storm damage in the U.S. and in Bangladesh provide examples. A century ago large hurricanes killed hundreds of people along the east coast of America. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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