With winds in excess of 180 miles per hour, Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded.
Evacuations have begun in Florida as Irma hits eastern Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico.
This comes as Congress is debating sending billions to the Gulf Coast for Harvey relief. Now, the nation is bracing for another storm and its aftermath.
Dr. Kevin Simmons, Professor of Economics at Austin College
Carla Minet, Journalist and executive director of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico; @carlaminetpr
Kate Stein, Reporter, WLRN; @stein_katherine
Angela Fritz, Atmospheric scientist and deputy weather editor, The Washington Post and Capital Weather Gang; @angelafritz
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