Biden doubles funding for hurricane preparedness as busy storm season looms
US President Joe Biden participates in a briefing on the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season at FEMA headquarters on May 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. - NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/AFP/TNS

President Biden announced Monday that he’s doubling federal spending on emergency preparedness to help communities across the country deal with what experts predict could be another intense hurricane season this year. The $1 billion Federal Emergency Management Agency investment — up from the $500 million dedicated for a similar program last year — is specifically earmarked for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities to make infrastructure and buildings more resilient ahead of the hurricane season that officially begins June 1, Biden said during a visit to FEMA’s headquarters in Washington, D...