USA to open 3 disaster recovery centers in Houston area

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Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas while officials are still assessing the damages Irma did in Florida on Sunday.

US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price called Irma a "remarkably risky storm and the window to get yourself in the right closing rapidly".

It brought record-breaking rainfall to some areas, and caused catastrophic levels of flooding across eastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana.

AccuWeather: Economic Cost of Hurricanes Could be $290 BillionUSAgNet - 09/12/2017AccuWeather reports it has been a destructive and costly hurricane season, following the historic impacts from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma.

"This is the peak", said Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with the Climate Prediction Center, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, according to the New York Times.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday that a relief package of 15.3 billion USA dollars will help reinforce the ongoing recovery in Texas from Hurricane Harvey.

"As Delta meteorologists continue to track Hurricane Irma, strong winds and extended rain are expected in Atlanta starting Monday", the carrier said in a statement.

United also is offering bonus miles for passengers who donate at least $50 to the Red Cross and other relief organizations, with the airline pledging to match the first $100,000 raised.

In 2012, Trump referred to climate change as a "myth" propagated by the Chinese, and campaigned for President on withdrawing from the Paris Accords, a pledge he followed through on in June, when he announced that the U.S.

Both hurricanes sustained winds above 130 miles per hour.

With business bearing much of the brunt of these costs, these are some of the sectors that have been the worst affected. Officials will probably estimate the damages both of them inflicted at a value between $150 billion and $200 billion. The Harvey response alone eventually could double the $136 billion in government aid spent after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans...

With tourism accounting for as many as 1.4mn jobs, 112mn annual visits and $109bn of income to the U.S., a significant amount of this is expected to be lost following the effects of the Hurricane.

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