In the thirty years I have been living in Australia the climate seems to have changed. . . . . and not for the better.
- More severe storms.
- Worse Bush Fires.
- More floods.
So how does this affect you when looking for a new home?
Well there are now some websites that provide some information about risk.
Here is one I tried out
This site claims to be able to give you information for any location worldwide.
Here is the summary of the (free) information for my current address
B means MODERATE RISK – Risk may lead to higher insurance costs.
The other possible results would be:
A LOW RISK – Risk may be insurable at reasonable cost.
C HIGH RISK – Insurance may be high cost or unavailable unless adaptation actions are undertaken.
You can also pay $400 for more detailed information.
Knowing the area well I would say the risk level seems reasonable.
If I was looking to buy again in an area I didn’t know I would certainly want to consider Climate Risk.
NB. I have no connection with climatevaluation.com and have not been paid for this post.