Monday, 18 September 2017

By Nathaniel Karp, Marcial Nava, Boyd Nash-Stacey, Filip Blazheski 

After barreling into the state of Texas as one of the largest and most damaging hurricanes in U.S history, Hurricane Harvey devastated the Corpus Christi-Houston-Galveston area with catastrophic destruction, human losses, and unprecedented flooding. 

Sixteen days later, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the lower Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm, working its way north, bringing storm surges, heavy rain and flooding to some of the state's largest urban areas. These storms highlight the need to openly discuss the risks and challenges of natural disasters, and create solutions that are both economically and politically acceptable. 

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