MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:17:41 +0000 Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season' http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/e96fc0b1dfc2474684a2578273c2b02b President Joe Biden warned Wednesday the country will likely see "another tough hurricane season" this year, and pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover from them. (May 18) e96fc0b1dfc2474684a2578273c2b02b Wed, 18 May 2022 21:07:48 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLJoint Base Andrews, Maryland - 18 May 20221. U.S. President Joe Biden shaking hands inside hangar while viewing aircraft used to track and respond to hurricanes2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"And I'm here to get a read on what's going to happen with the hurricane season this year going to look like, but we're prepared for upcoming hurricane season. My message to all Americans is straightforward. We know hurricanes are coming our way. They grow more extreme every season thus far. Pay attention to the hurricane warnings and and and follow, follow the guidance of your local authorities. While you do everything you can to protect yourself and your families. I promise you, we, all of us here are going to do everything we can to protect you."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"2021 was the third most active hurricane season ever recorded, including the first hurricane to hit the Northeast in 30 years, killing more than 100 people and causing billions, billions of dollars in damage and given the climate crisis it's likely to, we expect another tough hurricane season. And storms are going to be more intense and we're going to have shorter notice, as we saw last year with Hurricane Ida. That's why the work of these women and men is so important. And we're going to continue to ensure hurricane hunters and their partners have what they need to get their job done. It's about, this isn't about red states and blue states, it's about helping communities prepare, having their back when the hurricane strikes and being there to help. Being the there to help clear the roads, rebuild the main streets so families can get back to their lives. And so we don't have a moment to lose. But I want to thank the leaders and the personnel assembled here for all the work you do. And I mean that sincerely and I look forward to hearing from you."STORYLINE:President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the country will likely see "another tough hurricane season" this year, and he pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover from them."We know hurricanes are coming our way. They grow more extreme every season," Biden said before a briefing from top federal officials, including Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge.Biden urged Americans to "pay attention to hurricane warnings and follow the guidance of your local authorities."Before his remarks, Biden toured a hangar at Joint Base Andrews to view aircraft used to track and respond to hurricanes.One of the planes is used to fly through and above the storms, capturing data that allow meteorologists to produce more accurate forecasts.Last year's worst storm was Hurricane Ida, which resulted in $75 billion in damage and 55 deaths. Although the initial impact was in Louisiana, where the category four storm made landfall, it also caused heavy rain and flooding in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Biden visited damaged neighborhoods in New Jersey and New York after Ida struck, warning that climate change has become "everybody's crisis" and represents a "code red" danger. However, even though Biden has increased the country's ambitions for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, he's been unable to reach a consensus with Democrats in the Senate over how to tackle climate change. This year, Colorado State, the University of Arizona and Accuweather are all forecasting a busier-than-average hurricane season. Biden also sought to minimize concerns about Turkey's objections to Finland and Sweden's application to join NATO.Responding to a reporter question on the topic, Biden didn't elaborate but said, "I think we're going to be okay."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. President Joe Biden warned Wednesday the country will likely see "another tough hurricane season" this year, and pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover from them. (May 18) Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season'