FEMA Chief: Magnitude of recent tornadoes ‘new normal’ due to climate crisis

Read the full story in the Huffington Post.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s administrator said Sunday that the swarm of deadly tornadoes that hit the Midwest and the South this weekend will be the “new normal” in the era of a worsening climate crisis.

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Deanne Criswell told Jake Tapper that her agency sent a federal urban search-and-rescue team to Kentucky, one of six states hit by the twisters that landed on a mid-December night with springtime temperatures. The team will help localities with ongoing rescue efforts ― as officials already count dozens dead ― while FEMA will work with states and the American Red Cross to support short-term shelter and long-term housing needs.

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