Economic cost of US hurricanes

The people of America’s Mid-Atlantic region battened down the hatches last week as a major storm moved in.

2nd September, 2006

The people of America’s Mid-Atlantic region battened down the hatches last week as a major storm moved in.

The states of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina had the most to fear as, for a time tropical storm Ernesto threatened to become a an even more dangerous hurricane.

One recent poll showed that 44 per cent of Americans had little or no confidence in the government’s capacity to react to another natural disaster....

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