Hurricane Harvey kicked the shit out of South Texas making every storm before it look like a warm summer rain.
Meanwhile here comes Irma saying "Hold My Beer..."
Regardless of where Irma hits, We as a nation are in trouble. It's going to further strain an already overwhelmed Emergency Management System, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Defense. The Environmental Protection Agency which seems to have been gutted will be needed to direct the environmental cleanup from the various refineries, Steel Mills, and Chemical plants along the Gulf Coast.
All of the NGO's and Relief Agencies (Red Cross, Islamic Relief, Salvation Army, Food Banks, Humane Society, etc). are stretched thin and about to be stretched even thinner.
Even if Irma were to hit Mexico it will still have devastating consequences for the US. We can't stand idly by and tell our neighbors, "Tough Shit, Sucks to be You" We will be involved in recovery efforts no matter where the storm hits.
Whatever programs or plans that the President & Congress were wanting to enact are going to have to be put on the back burner as every Federal Dime and Nickle is going to be needed for Storm Recovery.
I believe that this will be the Crucible that will end up defining Trump's Presidency, Not a repeal of ObamaCare, Not a Wall, Not North Korea, NAFTA, TPP, or any other Trade Agreement, But about how it is that He and Congress, are able to work together to organize, rebuild, and help the residents of the affected areas recover from the storm damage utilizing every resource available to us.
Harvey kicked us in the teeth, Irma is on the way in and Jose is out there gathering strength waiting it's turn.
....and we are only halfway through Hurricane Season.