Based on current development patterns, researchers with the National Hurricane Center and other agencies say, in little more than decade we could be looking at damage that dwarfs Katrina. How bad could it be?
According to the Houston Chronicle, researchers say that by 2020 a major metropolitan area of the United States — Miami, for example — could, if hit by the right storm, suffer $500 billion in losses. Katrina's toll? About $80 billion. Continue at Pensacola News Journal.