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FEMA Administrator Brock Long hopes Irma, Harvey change evacuations for storm prep

FEMA Administrator Brock Long hopes Irma, Harvey change evacuations for storm prep

According to an estimate by AccuWeather, the combined cost of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey could top $290 billion, an unprecedented level that could slow the American economy and hammer insurance company balance sheets.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are forecast to cost the US $290 billion, weather services company AccuWeather said Monday. Irma also affected Georgia, and tens of thousands have no energy, though to a lesser degree than Florida. In an interview with far-right commentary website Breitbart News, Pruitt slammed the "opportunistic media" for what he sees are misplaced attempts to explain why Hurricane Harvey resulted in record rainfall, storm surges, and severe flooding.

The National Weather Service issued its first hurricane warnings for Florida Thursday night, warning residents that "preparations to protect life should be rushed to completion". One estimate for Irma alone puts the economic toll at $300 billion. "This amounts to 0.5 of a percentage point of the GDP of $19 trillion", Myers said. Coming hard on the heels of Hurricane Harvey which hit Texas, talk of climate change is inevitable.

The group, Stop FEMA Now, and law firm Weisbrod Matteis & Copley will be holding a press conference next week to "reveal what's next for Harvey and Irma victims". That could knock down short-term economic growth.

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Just 16 days apart, Harvey and Irma mark the first time two Atlantic Category 4 hurricanes have made USA landfall within the same year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The storm's center was located near Lakeland, Florida, as of early Monday morning at 2 am, moving north of Tampa and Orlando at a fast pace of 14 miles per hour. There were burglaries and looting, so, the police arrested some people. Fort Lauderale police also said they arrested several looters.

There were at least five deaths in Florida while Irma advanced through the state causing pain and destruction. Sea levels have been rising around the world, which makes storm surges much more risky. Winds of that strength are capable of causing catastrophic damage.

Mr. Brock said there needs to be more done for those who may not have the financial means to pick up and move out of the storm's way.


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