Hurricanes and the narrative of tragedy

The government's position will always be better safe than sorry for concurrent storms. After the devastation of Harvey and the tens of thousands of people without homes or those who are currently gutting their homes to stop the spread of black mold, no politician or emergency official wanted to be blamed for potentially undercutting the danger of Irma...

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Development, Harvey and Zoning Regs

So there's no real way around it; Harvey was one of the biggest storms to hit the Gulf Coast since data was collected on the subject. People keep throwing around terms like a once-in-500-year storm, oronce-in-1,000-year storm (which is hysterical because nobody in Texas was recording storm data 500 years ago, unless there's an Aztec stone we haven't found yet).

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