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Britain hunkered down for one of the worst storms to hit the island in many years -- with damage and power outages spreading to the Netherlands and France as the storm moved northeast Monday morning. A top wind gust of 99 mph hit the Isle of Wight, with gusts of 80 mph hitting the U.K. mainland.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, the Chair of the task force, said that building for the future means making "communities more resilient to emerging challenges such as rising sea levels, extreme heat, and more frequent and intense storms."