The good part of a hurricane is that it is a local job creating event wherever it impacts. Roofers, sheetrockers, plumbers, ditchdiggers, and all the trades repair everything. The insurance companies finance the repairs and tune up their actuarial tables and try to weasel out of paying wherever possible. Nevertheless, it is job creation on a scale that the government should be proud of. The only other jobs program that would be comparable would be to address energy conservation at local levels as Global Warming mitigation and common sense would move back into the National psyche.