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Vice President Harris To Announce Funds For Floods, Heat

The White House is making more than a billion dollars available to states to address flooding and extreme heat exacerbated by climate change.

At Least 28 Die As Major Flooding Ravages Eastern Kentucky After Heavy Rains

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"We know that the impacts of the climate crisis are here, and that we must invest in building resilience to protect our communities, infrastructure and economy,'' the White House said in a statement on Monday.

Vice President Kamala Harris will announce the grant programs today.

The grants will help communities across the nation prepare for and respond to climate-related disasters.

“Communities across our nation are experiencing first-hand the devastating impacts of the climate change and the related extreme weather events that follow — more energized hurricanes with deadlier storm surges, increased flooding and a wildfire season that’s become a year-long threat,” FEMA head Deanne Criswell said.

Read the full report on The Washington Times.

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