President Trump, in Fort Myers, Fla., praised the government’s response to the enormous storm.
Technology, building codes, weather forecasts and a more sophisticated understanding of mass evacuation helped keep the death toll low, experts say.
By JESS BIDGOOD, EMILY COCHRANE and DANA GOLDSTEIN September 12, 2017 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Stressed and exhausted families across the Southeast were assessing the damage from Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, even as flooding from the storm...
Aides said President Trump would receive hurricane briefings throughout the day as the powerful storm marches toward the southern tip of Florida.
The emergency management agency is stretched by disaster response from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as fires and severe storms elsewhere in the country.