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Biden admits it will take years to reverse the damage caused by ‘Ian’

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, admitted this Friday that the reconstruction of the areas devastated by the hurricane Ian, one of the “worst” in the country’s history, may take “years”. In a speech to give an account of the latest data on the effects of the cyclone, Biden stressed that this is not a crisis in Florida, but in the United States, and asked the citizens of South Carolina, the state in which it has made landfall the hurricane, that they listen to the authorities and follow their guidelines.

In the case of Florida, Biden recalled that the effects have been “by far” much more devastating and has warned that the magnitude of the destruction caused by the hurricane is only beginning to be seen, among “the worst in history”. of the nation”. “It will take months, years, to rebuild, and our hearts go out today to those whose lives have been devastated by this storm,” said the president, adding that “America’s heart is literally broken.”

“I am going to do everything I can for you,” Biden said, addressing the citizens of Florida. The president has announced that he has ordered the deployment of the largest rescue forces in recent history and, among other data, has pointed out that the US Coast Guard has deployed six aircraft and eighteen rescue boats, as well as sixteen helicopters, for operations in the devastated area. Report EFE