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Irma's damage a reminder of Florida economy's vulnerability
Every jobseeker, retiree or new birth, along with billions spent by tourists, helped fuel Florida's propulsive growth and economic gains. Yet Hurricane Irma's destructive floodwaters renewed fears about how to manage the state's population boom as the risks of climate change intensify. The allure of lower taxes and easier living, the thinking goes, should keep drawing a flow of residents and vacationers.
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