Skip to main content

Hello, Mayor! You’re the leader of the City of Cladis; you and your one million fellow Cladeans love your city – visiting the new restaurants downtown, biking in the parks, paddling in the Cladis River. But last year’s big storm has people nervous about “extreme weather,” and now you have $200-million to spend on making the city ready for disaster. Warning: You never know when disaster will strike.

Begin here

Remaining budget

Water

Cladis hasn't had a big flood in ages. But to be safe, will you build a reservoir? Restore wetlands? It's pricey, but worth it if disaster strikes.

Energy

Solar panels are great for the environment, but does Cladis need to pay for them? Should Cladis Hydro upgrade its transmission network?

Planning

If disaster strikes, will the fire chief's phone work? If the river floods, whose basement gets wet? Don't you have more urgent things to worry about, Mayor?

Food

Almost everyone in Cladis has many places to buy food. Does the City of Cladis want to support community food gardens and new urban farms on rooftops?

Community

How can neighbours look out for each other in a crisis? The city can partner with non-profits to check on the elderly and prepare local crisis centres.

Think you're ready to face disaster? When you think you've prepared enough for the City of Cladis and its citizens to successfully face cases of extreme weather, push this button.

    Get your result

    Cladis has been hit by a flash flood

    But there is still time

    Stormy weather! With two unusually heavy rains this week, the Cladis River has overflowed its banks downtown. Riverfront Park was inundated. Basements are flooded in low-lying areas downtown and in the suburb of Paludem, where nobody’s ever seen much water.

    Continue preparing

    Cladis has been hit by a major flood

    It’s springtime and the Cladis River is high thanks to an unusually large thaw in the mountains. Then a big rainstorm hits! Much of downtown is flooded, and the annual CladisFest is cancelled. Buildings are badly damaged across the city.

    Close Play again

    Cladis has been hit by a drought

    For the second summer in a row, the weather is unusually hot and rain has been scarce. Agriculture around Cladis is hit hard; in the city, prices for food go up. Some Cladis residents are unable to eat or to eat well.

    Close Play again

    Cladis has been hit by a heat wave

    The weather has been brutally hot all summer. Elderly and homeless Cladeans are dying; the Cladis School Board says many children are sick; the fire department is booking lots of overtime.

    Close Play again

    Cladis has been hit by a snowstorm

    It’s February. A record storm dumps a huge snowfall on Cladis and shuts down the city. Power is out for a week in some places; there are fires; elderly and homeless residents are vulnerable.

    Close Play again

    INTERACTIVE BY DANIELLE WEBB, ALEX BOZIKOVIC, MASON WRIGHT AND EVAN ANNETT. ILLUSTRATIONS BY MURAT YUKSELIR

    Report an error Editorial code of conduct
    Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

    Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

    If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

    Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

    If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

    Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

    We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

    • Treat others as you wish to be treated
    • Criticize ideas, not people
    • Stay on topic
    • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
    • Flag bad behaviour

    Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

    Read our community guidelines here

    Discussion loading ...

    Latest Videos

    To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
    How to enable cookies