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Biden doubles funding to prepare for natural disasters

Biden doubles funding to prepare for natural disasters, keeping climate change in focus

Biden announced a 100% increase in funding during a visit to FEMA on Monday.

ByLibby Cathey

May 24, 2021, 12:27 PM

President Joe Biden announced he's directing $1 billion into natural disaster mitigation resources.

As hurricane season and summer wildfires loom large, President Joe Biden announced on Monday his administration is doubling the amount of money the government spends helping communities to mitigate natural disasters before they hit, along with developing a new climate data effort at NASA, as t

"Today's briefing is a critical reminder, we don't have a moment to lose in preparing for 2021," Biden said during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, where he's also receiving a briefing from his homeland security and climate teams on the Atlantic Hurricane Outlook and preparedness efforts for 2021.

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