Experts see promise in Cyclone Debbie’s destruction

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Australia is often characterised as a continent of extremes – ‘a land of drought and flooding rains’.

With yet another severe inundation in recent years caused by rain from cyclone Debbie in Queensland, are we any better prepared for this kind of weather?

With climate change predicted to bring more frequent violent weather events, many have stressed the need to develop a strategy to adapt our built environment to the coming storms.

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