President Announces Hurricane Ida Response

Points to climate change as the cause of increasing disasters. 

As several states dealt with massive floods and major property damage across the Gulf states and Northeastern seaboard on Thursday, President Biden held a press conference to detail his administration’s response to Hurricane Ida. He declared a state of emergency and mobilized FEMA to address the situation. Federal employees are working in many municipalities to restore power to failing grids and distribute food and water to those displaced by the storm.

President Biden framed the destruction wrought by the storm in the context of global climate change saying, “These extreme storms, and the climate crisis, are here. We must be better prepared. We need to act.” He expressed that one of the best ways to prevent further destruction from climate-driven disasters would be the passage of the infrastructure bill currently awaiting passage in the House of Representatives. 

The president traveled to Louisiana on Friday to tour damaged neighborhoods and communities in New Orleans and Lafourche Parish.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to seek God’s direction in responding to severe weather events.
  • For FEMA officials as they endeavor to coordinate relief efforts effectively. 
  • For members of Congress as they consider infrastructure legislation.

Sources: AP, NPR, NY Times


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