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Are We Better Prepared For Hurricanes Today?

A woman takes a photo of a message on a boarded up window at a restaurant in advance of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida.
A woman takes a photo of a message on a boarded up window at a restaurant in advance of Hurricane Irma in Miami Beach, Florida.

As Irma weakens parts of Florida are assessing the damage. Others in more northern parts of Florida and in the southeastern United States are still bracing for damage from the newly downgraded Tropical Storm Irma.

And more storms are looming.

This hurricane season is being compared to the 2005 season, which was the last time the nation saw two powerful storms hit the mainland this close together.

As the storm progresses we ask how will the response today compare and what do we learn about preparation with each hurricane hit?

GUESTS

Russell Lewis, NPR’s Southern Bureau Chief; @NPRrussell

Wilson Sayre, WLRN Reporter; @WilsonSayre

Alex Sink, Former Chief Financial Officer of the state of Florida; former treasurer on the board of trustees on the Florida State Board of Administration; past democratic nominee for Governor of Florida; @AlexSinkFlorida

Brakkton Booker, Reporter, WAMU;

@brakktonbooker

Rick Hirsch, Managing Editor, Miami Herald; @rickhirsch

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