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Hurricane Ian Is a Reminder That the U.S. Has Always Been Bad at Protecting the Most Vulnerable

2 monthes ago   |   By The New Republic

As Hurricane Ian approached the coast of Florida, private jet flights out of Tampa-the biggest city in the storm's direct path-increased by 71 percent , carting wealthy Florida residents off to second, third, or fourth homes on the island of Nantucket and in Aspen, Colorado. The Lee County Sheriff's Office, meanwhile, refused to evacuate the residents of a 457-bed jail in downtown Fort Myers, where the storm proceeded to level entire blocks. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office later clarified to the Miami New Times that inmates had been moved to a higher floor.
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