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USA to face one of the most risky hurricanes ever

12 September 2017

"There were already mounting labor shortages in both Texas and Florida before the storms, and they will surely be much more acute in their wake".

Price said the main hospital in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands was closed after being damaged by Irma, and critically ill patients were being evacuated to Puerto Rico or other islands. She is also the founding director of the Risky Business Project, an initiative that assesses the economic risks of climate change, and the author of the 2015 report "Come Heat and High Water: Climate Risk in the Southeastern U.S. and Texas". This is the first time in the history of record keeping that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have struck the US mainland in the same year.

Houston is United's second largest hub after Chicago. "No one is taking those long trips and demand falls off". Some were criticized as fares for flights out of Florida rose before the storm.

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In all, Irma and Harvey will probably cause between $150 billion and $200 billion in damage, said Mark Zandi, the firm's chief economist. Many have said that this could be worse than Hurricane Andrew (1992) that had left Florida devastated.

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EDT, the storm was centred about 25 miles (40 kilometres) northeast of Tampa and moving north-northwest near 15 mph (24 kph). As the storm progressed through Florida overnight, many trees were uprooted and severe damage was caused to homes.

"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.

As with Harvey, airlines are partnering with relief organizations to help people impacted by Irma. In its report Act Now or Pay Later: Protecting a billion people in climate-threatened coastal cities, the charity showed American cities would face the financial brunt of coastal flooding by 2070 with NY coming third with $2.1 trillion. At least 27 people died in the Caribbean.

"It's that time of year, you have hurricanes in the Gulf, one affecting Louisiana, the other affecting Florida".

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USA to face one of the most risky hurricanes ever