☷A Proclamation on National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2022
White House ( By Press Release office)
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Each May , we raise awareness about the threat posed by hurricanes so that Americans living in potentially affected areas are more prepared for these powerful storms . Over the last several years , hurricanes , typhoons , and tropical storms have occurred with greater frequency and intensity , causing tremendous destruction across the United States . From the Gulf Coast and Caribbean Territories to New England , Hawaii , and the Pacific Territories , severe winds and flooding have cost lives , damaged homes , and caused financial setbacks for families . During National Hurricane Preparedness Week , we recommit to improving our Nation’s resilience to hurricanes and to stopping climate change from exacerbating the impact of climate - related catastrophes in the future . Last year was the third most active hurricane season — and one of the costliest ever recorded in the Atlantic basin . Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana and moved northeast , causing severe weather and flooding across Pennsylvania and New York . Hurricane Henri , the first hurricane to hit the northeast in 30 years , killed more than a 100 people and caused billions of dollars in damages . These and other hurricanes devastated infrastructure , economies , and communities in their path . Hurricanes also take an emotional toll — especially on low - income communities and communities of color , who are more likely to live in areas that are vulnerable to climate and weather hazards . I witnessed the aftermath of these storms firsthand in Louisiana , New Jersey , and New York as I walked with survivors through their devastated communities . My Administration is committed not only to recovering and rebuilding in the aftermath of these climate - related events but also to preparing for them by strengthening the resiliency of our infrastructure and our communities . That is why I was proud to sign the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law last year . The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes long - overdue investments in coastal resilience , advances our understanding and forecasting of dangerous weather events , improves how we communicate forecasts to the public , and enhances the resiliency of underserved communities . In addition , I have proposed more than $18 billion for climate resilience programs across the Federal Government in next year’s budget . Federal investments will also incorporate new flood standards so that our communities are more resilient to flooding . We are strengthening Federal coordination on meteorological services . We are working with State and local governments to strengthen and adopt building codes so , when disasters strike , buildings and the people in them are safer . But the Government cannot address hurricane and extreme weather resilience alone — every individual and family living in a part of the country that is threatened by these storms has an important role to play . Staying informed , making sure your insurance policies are up to date , and having an emergency kit and plan ready are all important preparation steps . More information on how to prepare for hurricane season is available on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready . gov website . As we enter hurricane season , let us recommit to working together so that we can save lives; reduce damage to our homes , communities , and infrastructure; and recover more quickly when hurricanes and tropical storms strike . NOW , THEREFORE , I , JOSEPH R . BIDEN JR . , President of the United States of America , by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States , do hereby proclaim May 1 through May 7 , 2022 , as National Hurricane Preparedness Week . I urge all Americans to help build our climate - resilient Nation , so that individuals and organizations are empowered to take action to make their communities more resilient to weather disasters . I call on our Federal , State , Tribal , territorial , and local government agencies to share information that will protect lives and property . IN WITNESS WHEREOF , I have hereunto set my hand this twenty - ninth day of April , in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty - two , and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty - sixth . JOSEPH R . BIDEN JR .
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