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Buttigieg on Extreme Weather Disasters

Disaster zones such as Puerto Rico languish without the help they need. Cedar Rapids waits a decade for needed flood protection funding. The list goes on and on. And a climate crisis spawning more frequent and more severe weather events is shining a glaring light on the system’s deficiencies. Buttigieg argues we have to try different approaches. … Continue reading "https://www.thegazette.com/flood-rinse-repeat-mayor-pete-has-another-idea-20190930"

The Gazette

Climate Action Is Not Controversial—The Data Proves It

Extreme heat, severe storms, raging wildfires, and other devastating consequences of climate change have already devastated communities across the United States, and Americans have noticed. As a result, we’ve seen the climate crisis surge to the top of polls of issues Democratic voters care about, several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have placed ambitious climate plans … Continue reading "https://crooked.com/articles/climate-action-data/"

Crooked Media

Buttigieg unveils community-focused disaster relief plan

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is unveiling his community-focused approach to disaster relief in a South Carolina community hit hard by Hurricane Florence last year, pledging to reinforce the response to weather events he says are exacerbated by climate change.

Associated Press

Pete Buttigieg to unveil disaster relief plan in South Carolina

One year after Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinas and just weeks after Hurricane Dorian lashed the U.S. coastline, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg Tuesday is set to unveil new proposals aimed at helping communities withstand and rebuild in the wake of catastrophic weather events.

NBC News

Resilient Communities: A New Disaster Preparedness Approach

In my eight years as mayor of South Bend, we’ve experienced a 500-year flood and a 1,000-year flood. They happened within 18 months of each other.¹ Floods like this should occur once in a lifetime, but with climate change what was once rare has become routine. These disasters upend lives. I remember standing with a … Continue reading "https://medium.com/the-moment-by-pete-for-america/resilient-communities-a-new-disaster-preparedness-approach-89fd78a689e2"

Medium