President Trump said Thursday that U.S. officials are forecasting a “slightly extended” hurricane season in the coming months, creating new challenges during the coronavirus epidemic.
“So do you think we could have a slightly extended hurricane season? “This is just what we want,” Trump told officials at the Oval Office.
“Are we ready?” Trump asked Pete Gainer, an administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“FEMA is always ready, sir,” replied the singer.
Officials equipped with Trump promised federal preparedness, which is often questioned after a devastating storm – although Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged that changes to COVID-19 would be needed.
Pence said coastal residents fleeing “often to gather at local schools and they were used to it”. “There will be different challenges now.”
Gainer said, however, that FEMA was preparing for a losing season with a recent allocation of টিতে 40 billion in the coronavirus law.
“We’re in a really great place when it comes to funding, staff and supplies.”
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf proposed a sports analogy.
“It’s almost like the opening day for baseball, isn’t it? You’re half the season brighter and sharper than the opening day. So right now the femurs are here in the middle of their season,” Wolf said.
Commerce Secretary Wilibur Ross says federal meteorologists are more technological than in previous years.
“They may be more accurate than the three-day forecast and it will go a long way in mitigating the disaster,” Ross said.