Harvey likely to be costliest natural disaster for U.S. economy


But Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, said rebuilding from the back-to-back storms will boost the US economy in the fourth quarter of this year and into 2018. The reluctance to discuss climate change on this week's Sunday news shows follows a pattern that seems to be getting even worse.

HuffPost UK travelled to Antarctica to see first-hand the effects of climate change.

Hurricane Irma's landfall in the Florida Keys with 130 miles per hour winds on Sunday morning clinched this historic event.

"This is the time to talk about climate change", Regalado said in a Friday article in The Miami Herald. "This is truly, truly poster child for what is to come".

Operations at major Florida airports are canceled Monday, with flights expected to resume at many, including Tampa International, on Tuesday.

Long, whose agency is still preoccupied with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which caused catastrophic flooding in parts of Texas and Louisiana last month, said around 3,000 federal emergency workers have been mobilized to deal with Irma.

The White House is praising Congress for acting fast to deliver storm recovery money to people dealing with the aftermath of Harvey.

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It is a performance I am not proud of", he told Sky Sports News . "It's collective responsibility and I'm at the head of that". He said: "Although the margin of the defeat is small I am more disappointed with our performance".

The findings may not apply to large storms, such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, that do receive national attention - the study only examined extreme weather events that did not receive national coverage.

Regalado told the Miami Herald that the $400 million dollar obligation bond he's campaigning for would help the city make necessary improvements to its storm drains and pumping system.

On the other hand, the report took a look at the costliest tropical cyclone the United States has ever recorded in its history, namely Hurricane Katrina. "We got stuff going on", he said.

"Clearly we dealt with Houston and we were prepared, more so, in terms of how we would pivot to our operation in South Florida", United spokesman Hobart said.

"So, I think this is a lesson for the people to say you know what?"

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.