Water moves into Australian homes during severe tropical storms like Cyclone Debbie. But no definitive housing codes, standards or guidelines exist to stem the flow of unwanted storm water.
As natural disasters become more intense, it's time for insurance companies to help communities adapt to climate change.
News sharing on Twitter focuses on a broad range of topics, even as Cyclone Debbie dominated other news sources, as shown by the Australian Twitter News Index for March 2017.
Sydney, Melbourne and many other areas can expect to pay more for veg from next month, after widespread crop losses in Bowen, a major source of winter vegetables such as tomatoes, beans and capsicum.
Bad weather conditions often force schools to make unplanned closures.
Cities would suffer much less damage and avoid the huge financial losses if we designed them to cope with the effects of cyclones.