Trigaux: Businesses wonder if Irma, Harvey are flukes or signs of nastier disasters ahead

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    Whenever words like “catastrophic” and “apocalyptic” spew globally in tandem with “Florida” from the mouths of 24-hour TV anchors and meteorologists, concerns spike over the future impact on the Sunshine State.

     

    • If Hurricane Irma delivers a breathtaking hurt on Florida, will U.S. and international business communities grow wary of the potential liability of relocating or expanding to this state?

    • Will the currently plentiful pipeline of in-migration — all those people moving to Florida as retiring Boomers or escapees from northern climates — suffer a hiccup as folks recalibrate the risks of living near the U.S. landfall of the most powerful Atlantic hurricane to ever strike the mainland?

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