Building community resilience to extreme weather events
A part of TIO's core purpose is to help build community resilience to extreme weather events.
Communities, businesses and individuals that have strong resilience characteristics can recover more quickly from severe storms, cyclones, floods and other catastrophes.
We will help build resilience by engaging with the NT Community and partnering with other organisations that can play a key role in:
- Raising awareness through community education programs to help people become informed and more prepared
- Providing expert information and advice to government and other organisations
- Promoting the need for adequate and appropriate insurance protection to individuals and business.
What is Community Resilience?
Community resilience is the measure of a community's or individuals' ability to recover quickly, financially, physically, and as a community, from a severe weather event or other catastrophe.
Communities with strong resilience to extreme weather events have the following characteristics:
- Well rehearsed cyclone, storm surge and flood emergency plans
- Appropriate building controls, suitable to local hazards and risks
- Well maintained properties and regular clean up of local environment
- Appropriate personal and business insurance to cover financial risks.
For further information about TIO's "Helping build community resilience to extreme weather events" strategy please call Chris Thiel, Head of Corporate Relations (08) 89462 651.
Insurance Council of Australia
ICA Issues Paper - Improving community resilience to extreme weather events.
Bureau of Meteorology