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