Harvey and Irma weren’t just killer storms — they were policy arguments, too

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Boats along with sections of dock are scattered in the marsh, some sitting on the bottom, after Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at St. Marys on the Georgia coast. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Harvey and Irma were killer storms, no doubt. But they were policy drivers, too. Beyond the death and destruction, the last four weeks have amounted to a nonstop, TV-driven campaign against federal cuts to this country’s meteorological operations – as proposed by President Donald Trump this spring.

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