Some have claimed that storms like Hurricane Harvey are the result of global climate change, which is likely to mean more dangerous weather events in the future. So we checked in with the State of Florida’s climatologist to get his take on that argument.
This year Florida lawmakers changed the way the state building codes are updated. There are concerns the new law could weaken the integrity of Florida homes, in order to cut construction costs. In the wake of Harvey, those concerns are taking on a new significance.
Irma is now a hurricane. In fact, it strengthened from a Tropical Storm to a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph in just six hours, quickly on its way to becoming the season’s second Major Hurricane this weekend.