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Biden doubles funding for hurricane preparedness as busy storm season looms

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President Biden announced Monday that he’s doubling federal spending on emergency preparedness to help communities across the country deal with what experts predict could be another intense hurricane season this year. The $1 billion Federal Emergency Management Agency investment — up from the $500 million dedicated for a similar program last year — is specifically earmarked for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities to make infrastructure and buildings more resilient ahead of the hurricane season that officially begins June 1, Biden said during a visit to FEMA’s headquarters in Washington, D…

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