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Biden Warns Extreme Weather Is Killing More Americans, Costing Billions Each Year

HeadlineSep 15, 2021

President Biden was in Colorado Tuesday to pitch his infrastructure plans in the wildfire-ravaged, drought-stricken state.

President Joe Biden: “Communities that nearly one in three Americans call home have been struck by weather disasters in just the past few months: hurricanes in the Gulf Coast are up to the — and up the Eastern Seaboard, wildfires threatening throughout the West and tearing it apart, droughts and heat waves across the country devastating farmers and ranchers and draining the Colorado River. In addition to the lost lives, lives shattered, extreme weather cost America last year $99 billion.”

Biden’s remarks came as a “high risk flood alert” was issued in Louisiana as Tropical Depression Nicholas drenches the state with heavy rain and winds — while many communities are still reeling from the destruction of Hurricane Ida.

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