Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) visits FEMA HQ, warns of Hurricane Florence's threat

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- While the brunt of Hurricane Florence is expect to hit the Carolinas, Virginia could still face some dangerous weather this week.

Wednesday morning, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine visited the headquarters for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, in the nation’s capital.

After a briefing, Kaine said he’s glad to see the feds, state and local agencies prepared for this beast of a storm. While the latest predictions put the storm further south, Kaine says Virginians must still be prepared for the worst.

“Because Virginia is already so saturated with rain, the ground is so wet, the rivers are full, there’s already a lot of flooding, we are expecting significant rain and with saturated ground that could also mean with any wind, tree damage and power outages, so the next few days are very significant," explained Kaine.

While meeting with FEMA leaders, Kaine also discussed the potential need to increase the agency’s budget in responding to a variety of extreme weather events.



 
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