Gas prices will jump because of Hurricane Harvey

Gas prices will jump because of Hurricane Harvey

AccuWeather: Economic Cost of Hurricanes Could be $290 BillionUSAgNet - 09/12/2017AccuWeather reports it has been a destructive and costly hurricane season, following the historic impacts from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Harvey brought even costlier damage to parts of Texas, giving the USA economy a double shot that could be large enough to show up in national numbers.

South Florida has always been considered ground zero for some of the most severe impacts of climate change, as sea level rise and coastal flooding meet decades of unchecked development.

We can start with better planning that takes climate science into account.

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for barrier islands, coastal communities, low-lying areas and mobile homes across Florida. "When Americans are in need, Americans pull together - and we are one country".

"At Tampa International, we saw sustained winds of 52 miles per hour with a peak gust of 66 miles per hour", Janet Zink, an airport spokeswoman, said in an email. "We have to be prepared".

Long also said it was "hard to say" how long the $15 billion approved by Congress for disaster relief will last.

'I will tell you that we continue to take seriously the climate change, ' he said.

"We believe the damage estimate from Irma to be about $100 billion, among the costliest hurricanes of all time".

Hurricane Harvey caused widespread flooding in southeastern Texas after making landfall two weeks ago.

But Tomás Regalado, the Republican mayor of Miami who had to evacuate his citizens before Hurricane Irma, has a different opinion.

The smug and arrogant "science is settled" crowd jumped on Harvey and Irma as proof positive that global warming (or "climate change", as some alarmists call it) was making the planet ever more risky.

While climate change does not cause extreme weather events, it can make them more intense, or happen more frequently.

That's of little comfort to those in the path of such storms, of course.

Trump and his Cabinet, who are meeting at Camp David this weekend, are receiving regular updates on both Irma and another hurricane, Jose, which is following behind it, including a briefing by Duke, the White House said Saturday.

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