President Biden declares state of emergency in North and South Carolina

According to Breitbart, President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency for North and South Carolina late last week after both states were battered by Hurricane Ian. 

Federal government will coordinate aid

The president made his declaration this weekend after the storm made landfall near Georgetown, South Carolina on Friday afternoon.

As part of Biden’s declaration, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are authorized to coordinate all disaster relief efforts in the areas impacted by the storm.

This includes providing “appropriate assistance for required emergency measures” in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties along with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

For his part, North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper attributed the storm to global warming during a Sunday appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“North Carolina has had a front-row seat when it comes to the effects of climate change,” Cooper told host Chuck Todd. “We are making sure that we become a clean energy safe haven and that we are paying attention to resiliency.”

“So what we’re doing is making sure that we are using strategies like elevation and even buyouts. We have gone into local communities that have been hit several times,” Cooper continued.

“It’s become better to make sure we create green space where the places homes and businesses used to be to soak up water that may come from a river flood than to relocate people. Those are tough decisions, but they’re going on right now,” he added.

“We also need to make sure our electric grid is more resilient,” the governor insisted. “We’re going to be working on upgrading our grid and making sure we are more resilient in the future.”

Kamala Harris says hurricane relief will be distributed based on race

Meanwhile, Fox News reported that Harris raised eyebrows last week when she suggested that aid to those who have been affected by Hurricane Ian would be distributed on the basis of race.

“We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity,” she said.