Aside from property and infrastructure damage, this season’s hurricanes are leaving long-lasting environmental and health nightmares in their wakes.
After leaving a path of destruction across the Caribbean Islands and Florida, Hurricane Irma downgraded to a tropical storm this morning, though this has done nothing to quell its continuing torrential rain and violent winds in Florida and Georgia. Surprisingly, Puerto Ricans were spared the worst of the storm and are now rallying to aid … Continued
Delta had already announced that it would be retiring their last seven Boeing 747-400s, once called “The Queen of the Skies,” by the end of this year. The planes were mainly used for transoceanic flights, then Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the region, headed for Florida. To assist in the urgent evacuation effort, Delta … Continued
Irma is expected to grow into a Category 4 over the next few days.