President Biden Calls Hurricane Idalia Part of “Climate Crisis”

The storm caused roughly $9 billion in property damage.

President Joe Biden cited climate change on Wednesday as the primary reason for the intensity of Hurricane Idalia. 

“I don’t think anybody can deny the impact of the climate crisis anymore,” stated President Biden. “Just look around. Historic floods. I mean, historic floods. More intense droughts, extreme heat, significant wildfires have caused significant damage.”

The category 3 hurricane sent 125 mph winds across southern Florida earlier that day, flooding the area with 16 feet of water and displacing millions of people. The storm destroyed about $9.36 billion worth of property and claimed at least two lives. 

Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deanne Criswell also said Wednesday that her agency has seen a sharp increase in extreme weather in the last few years, and told Americans to brace for the “new normal.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to seek the Lord’s guidance regarding climate issues.
  • For the FEMA administrator to be discerning as she heads her agency.

Sources: Reuters , WTSP


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