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6 big economic threats Hurricane Ian poses now that it has come ashore

By David R. Baker

29 Sep 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The US is facing the 5th worst hurricane in the nation's history. Hurricane Ian is expected to cause catastrophic damage. What will the economic impact be? Fortune breaks down the 6 biggest threats.

Tropical cyclones as powerful as Hurricane Ian threaten to wreak lasting damage to families, crops, coastlines and industries long after they roar ashore.

The initial onslaught of wind and water as well as lingering floods pose significant risks to the lives of people who didn’t evacuate. And Category 4 menaces like Ian can break power grids, flatten homes and leave many roads impassible, isolating people when they most need help. The economic ripples radiate far beyond the storm’s path.

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