Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm

Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm

A commentary section for The Guardian says the impact of two major storms making landfall in the United States - Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida - will force the Trump administration to reconsider its stance on climate change. "If this isn't climate change, I don't know what is". Hurricane Irma, which pummeled Turks and Caicos Islands and caused widespread destruction to the British Virgin Islands, was downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 4 early Friday, but it is still carrying winds as strong as 155 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

American Well announced it has opened a telehealth medical and psychological counseling practice on its consumer service, Amwell, devoted to the relief of people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

It rolled over the Caribbean on Thursday, turning beach-vacation islands into barely habitable lumps and zinging Puerto Rico before heading north to the US coast. It had previously been forecast to hug Florida's Atlantic coast, and a week before was projected to take a more northerly track that could have missed the state entirely. This is the first time in the history of record keeping that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have struck the USA mainland in the same year.

The measure will replenish depleted emergency accounts as Florida braces for Hurricane Irma and Texas recovers from Harvey. But as reflected in the response to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, we remain resilient, compassionate and eager to help those in need.

When politicians spend public funds without considering climate change, they squander taxpayer money and put their constituents in danger.

So far, Hurricane Harvey is the only storm that is affecting gasoline prices.

"We expect this weakness to reverse over the subsequent three quarters, more than recouping the lost output", it said, and increased the USA economy's growth forecast for the fourth quarter by 0.4 percentage points to 2.7 percent.

"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.

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.

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

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