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Biden Directs $1 Billion for Severe Weather Preparedness

  • Climate change goals include addressing worsening storms
  • President to visit FEMA on Monday as hurricane season begins
Joe Biden
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President Joe Biden announced on Monday a doubling of federal spending on preparations for severe weather events, the president’s latest move to put climate change at the center of his domestic agenda.

The administration will provide $1 billion this year to state, local and tribal governments to prevent damage from floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters, the White House said in a statement. Biden is also directing the National Aeronautic and Space Administration to collect more advanced climate data.