President Trump visited Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday to assess the damage after Hurricane Irma.
President Trump, in Fort Myers, Fla., praised the government’s response to the enormous storm.
Political leaders say the politics of climate change has been steadily shifting, as extreme weather makes the impact of carbon pollution more vivid.
The Florida city is no stranger to flooding, but back-to-back hits from hurricanes have left residents soaked, frustrated and worried about the future.
Hurricane Irma left portions of Florida with flooded streets and blacked-out cities. An estimated 15 million Floridians are without power.
Technology, building codes, weather forecasts and a more sophisticated understanding of mass evacuation helped keep the death toll low, experts say.