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Latest update : 2017-09-11

Picking up the pieces: What lessons from Hurricane Irma?

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Now that Irma's weakening, what about next time? As the floodwaters recede, the cost continues to rise. While local communities have started investing in better storm preparation and flood prevention, what's the plan on the national and international level? Was Paris quick enough to protect its Caribbean dependencies? Could emergency services have been deployed before Irma hit, saving lives and preventing looting? What's the long-term plan for the Caribbean or indeed monsoon-hit South Asia?

Produced by Michele BARBARO, Theodora LOULOUDIS and Christopher DAVIS.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Jan Cedric HANSEN

Administrator, French Society for Disaster Medicine

Jacqueline CHARLES

Caribbean correspondent, Miami Herald

Joseph BOOTH

Emergency and crisis management expert

Brenda EKWURZEL

Director of Climate Science, UCS

Rick WILSON

Republican Media Strategist

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2018-07-18 Americas

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

Is it collusion? Donald Trump has returned home to a political storm after his summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. What to make of Trump's praise for the Russian president...

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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2018-07-10 François PICARD

France vs Belgium: Neighbours meet in open-ended World Cup semi-final

Les Bleus versus the Red Devils. The heavyweights square off in Saint Petersburg in the first World Cup semi-final. It’s a chance for us to talk sports as well as a bit of...

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