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U.S. companies need to plan for extreme weather: Column

USA Today: Extreme weather events are on the rise. With 800-plus extreme events worldwide in 2012 resulting in more than $130 billion in damages, adjusting to a "new normal" of a more adverse and costly climate is a challenge for every community and business. A single event, widespread flooding in Thailand in 2011, disrupted the supply chain for the electronic and automotive industries, swelling overhead for Dell, Cisco, Ford, Honda and other global companies. While no single event can be directly attributed...