As Florida prepared for a powerful Category 4 hurricane to make landfall, a video circulated online of President Biden telling Americans ahead of last year’s hurricane season that a “vital part” of preparing for hurricanes was getting “vaccinated now.”
“Let me be clear: If you’re in a state where hurricanes often strike—like Florida or the Gulf Coast or into Texas—a vital part of preparing for hurricane season is to get vaccinated now,” Biden said at the time.
“Everything is more complicated if you’re not vaccinated and a hurricane or a natural disaster hits,” Biden added.
On Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane. With 150 mph winds, Hurricane Ian is tied for the 4th strongest hurricane to ever strike Florida, according to meteorologist Philip Klotzbach.
#HurricaneIan ranks in a tie for 4th with Charley (2004) and Florida Keys (1919) for the strongest #hurricanes by maximum sustained wind (150 mph) to make landfall in Florida on record. Table shows all 15 Category 4-5 hurricanes to make landfall in Florida on record. pic.twitter.com/VlOwPgPZpw
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 28, 2022
In response to the hurricane, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that his administration mobilized “fleets of highwater vehicles, 42,000 linemen, 7,000 National Guardsmen and 179 aircraft.”
#HurricaneIan is making landfall now. Florida is ready to respond. We have fleets of highwater vehicles, 42,000 linemen, 7,000 National Guardsmen and 179 aircraft prepared to help.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 28, 2022
Leo’s Hot List
Thousands Of Pedophiles In California Are Being Released After Less Than A Year In Prison
Thousands of convicted pedophiles in California, including those guilty of “the worst child sex crimes,” were released from prison after...
White House Releases Statement On COVID-19 Lockdown Protests In China
On Monday, the Biden administration released a statement on China’s strict COVID-19 lockdown policies following protests by the Chinese people...
President Biden signed ‘declaration’ agreeing to adopt vaccine passport to ‘facilitate’ international travel
The White House announced it supports “the WHO mRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer hub”
McCarthy Threatens DHS Secretary Over His ‘Dereliction Of Duty’ In Border Crisis
During a press conference on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that the incoming Republican majority will investigate...
Leo's Hot List
Nation6 days ago
Mike Pompeo: ‘The Most Dangerous Person In The World Is Randi Weingarten’
COVID-197 days ago
Nation1 week ago
Biden Tells Child To ‘Steal A Pumpkin’ Instead Of Listening To ‘Boring’ Speech
Economy1 week ago
OPEC May Increase Oil Output After Biden Backs Immunity For Saudi Ruler In Khashoggi Killing