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Bracing for impact: Is the military climate-ready?

Just one of the buildings that line the roads throughout the Florida Panhandle, exhibiting the widespread damage that still remains from Hurricane Michael. Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call

When Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, it rolled right over the top of Tyndall Air Force Base, damaging nearly every single structure on the base and decimating much of the surrounding area.

Efforts are being made to rebuild Tyndall, but the recovery process is projected to take years and billions of dollars to complete. As hurricanes get stronger and extreme weather events more frequent, what does the military need to do in order to adjust? Could the process be quicker and are partisan divides over climate change in Washington, D.C., hampering the military's ability to prepare?

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