Kamala Harris Confirms $1 Billion RELEASE – An Emergency Decision
(UnitedVoice.com) – Much of the US is currently dealing with a scorching heat wave during the first week of August. Fires, flooding, persistent droughts, and other weather-related issues are slamming states. The vice president recently made a major announcement to help those impacted.
On August 1, VP Kamala Harris announced President Joe Biden’s administration is investing more than $1 billion through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The government will use the money to fund 343 counties, towns, and cities. A portion will go to help those suffering the impacts of the California wildfires and Kentucky flooding.
The climate crisis is here. We have the responsibility to take action and protect the people of our nation now—and create millions of good jobs in the clean energy economy in the process. pic.twitter.com/dnVDaD9jN1
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) August 1, 2022
On the same day as Harris’ announcement, Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY) spoke at a press conference and confirmed the state’s death toll from the flooding had reached 37. Hundreds of people were still missing, but search and rescue crews continued to work. He also ordered all flags to fly at half staff until August 8.
Gov. Beshear is ordering flags lowered to half staff in honor of the families suffering from the floods. The order is from sunrise Aug. 2 to sundown Aug. 8. He’s also asking people to light their homes in green like they did with COVID. #WKYT
— Chad Hedrick (@ChadHedrickWKYT) August 1, 2022
On the other side of the country, California battled its biggest blaze of the year. Two have died in the McKinney fire, reportedly caught in the flames while trying to escape. More than 55,000 acres have burned so far.
Harris called the alleged climate crisis an “urgent” problem that government-wide resources need to address immediately.
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