Harris to announce $1B to states for floods, extreme heat

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By MATTHEW DALY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is making more than $1 billion available to states to address flooding and extreme heat exacerbated by climate change.

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to announce the grant programs Monday at an event in Miami with the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other officials.

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

The announcement comes as the death toll rises from massive flooding in Kentucky and as wildfires in California and Montana explode in size amid windy, hot conditions and force evacuations.

The White House says “the impacts of the climate crisis are here.”

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8/1/2022 5:00:55 AM (GMT -5:00)

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