With nearly two more months to go until the Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30, its intensity is already unprecedented. Prior to 2017, two Category-4 hurricanes had never hit the United States within a year. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, meanwhile, all hit within a month.
The economic toll on Florida and Texas is estimated to be as high as $290 billion and could slow our country’s GDP by a full percentage point.
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