Fmr FEMA Head: ‘You Look at Climate Change’ and Today’s Weather, ‘Normal Rainstorms Are Six or Seven Inches’

On Monday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” James Lee Witt, who served as Director of FEMA under President Clinton, stated that normal rainstorms are leaving six to seven inches of rain thanks to climate change and more has to be done in terms of disaster mitigation and prevention.

Witt said, “[A]s they look forward, after the response and recovery of the — and the safety of the individuals and communities, but, also they need to look forward a few weeks down the road now of how are we going to build back, are we going to build back better and safer? Are we going to let it go as it has? And the thing of it is, if you look at climate change and you look at the weather systems that we’re getting today, just normal rainstorms are six or seven inches. And we have to start doing more in prevention and mitigation before these events happen.”

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