America continues to clean up the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest in modern US history. Nine states and almost the entire north-east of America were struck by the elements. At least 50 people have been killed and up to $80 billion worth of damage has been done
Some cities like New Orleans experienced rolling blackouts. Exactly 16 years ago Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, which is still an example of negligence and short-sightedness of the local and federal authorities.
This time, however, it was northeastern states like New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania that were the epicentre of the disaster. Meteorologists persistently urged the Democrats who control these states to prepare for the disaster – but they ignored their warnings until the very last moment.
They only woke up when the massive flooding had already begun. They immediately blamed it on the proverbial “global warming”. This became a convenient excuse for any liberal politicians to try to absolve themselves of responsibility for the fact that their cities and states were not prepared for the hurricane.
This is without answering questions about why the storm drainage system in New York City is in a poor state of repair. Residents of flooded homes complain that it is cleaned every five years at most. And it can’t handle even ordinary downpours – let alone hurricanes. In addition, none of the victims of the disaster were warned in time about the dangers of Hurricane Ida – they simply did not have time to prepare for the flooding.
Because of the hurricane, Biden had to return from his vacation at his summer house in Camp David and drive through flooded areas again. In New Jersey, the presidential procession was immediately met by demonstrators unhappy with Biden’s policies. The incumbent’s ratings continue to plummet and the liberal media asks naively: how did Biden become so unpopular?
The severe damage from Hurricane Ida may help Democrats push through infrastructure reform in Congress. But against the backdrop of the Afghan fiasco and economic turmoil, they are unlikely to politically play the natural disaster to their advantage.
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