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Fishkind Conversations: What Can Florida Learn From Hurricane Harvey?

90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates
90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

Houston and its surrounding areas are still recovering from the devastation Hurricane Harvey wrought, and now Florida is nervously eyeing Hurricane Irma churning out in the Atlantic. In addition to the tragic loss of lives, economic analyst Hank Fishkind says Harvey will wind up one of the most expensive natural disasters in U-S history –with effects ranging from climbing gas prices as the storm shut down Gulf oil refineries, to Houston-area residents dealing with extensive property damage.

Fishkind widens the lens from the human tragedy to examine natural disasters by the numbers, and he tells 90.7's Nicole Darden Creston there are economic lessons the U.S. and Florida can learn from Harvey.

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Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.
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