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Fishkind Conversations: Hurricane Michael’s Economic Toll


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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

Florida and the U.S. continue to grapple with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says that, along with the storm’s devastating human toll, there also will be a significant and long-lasting financial impact. Fishkind says Michael will be one of the ten most costly hurricanes on record.

Economists at Moody’s Analytics estimate Michael’s financial toll will be between $15 and $21 billion. Fishkind tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston why he thinks the numbers ultimately will be higher.


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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

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 ... Read Full Bio »

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