MORNING-MidwestDigest-09-15-17

Max Armstrong talks about Sonny Perdue going south to survey damage left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. (audio)

If you’re looking for your local power company representative, he or she could be in Florida to get the electricity flowing again. Hurricane Irma is test of effort to make our power grid more resilient. By replacing wooden poles with concrete poles, for example. National Guard units have also moved south to provide relief.

Sonny Perdue will be traveling to his home state of Georgia, then Florida and Texas to survey agricultural damage left by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. He starts in Georgia today.

A 9-year-old girl in Michigan is dying from children’s version of Alzheimer’s, otherwise known as Sanfilippo Syndrome. Usually children with the disease don’t make it to their middle teens. The girl’s mother and school district are embroiled in legal fight about where the girl should attend school.

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