FEMA Director Blames Climate Change For Deadly Tornadoes

After a deadly tornado outbreak took place over the weekend, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said climate change is to blame and labeled these types of events as the “new normal.”

Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Criswell said “The effects we are seeing of climate change are the crisis of our generation. We’re taking a lot of efforts at FEMA to work with communities to help reduce the impacts that we’re seeing from these severe weather events and help to develop system-wide projects that can help protect communities.”

Criswell went on to say, “I think there is still hope, right? We sent one of our federal urban search and rescue teams down to Kentucky. They arrived yesterday. They’ll be able to assist the localities with their ongoing rescue efforts. I think there is still hope, and we should continue to try to find as many people as we can.”