The President of the United States, Joe Biden, announced this Tuesday State of emergency in VermontIn the north-east of the country, due to heavy rains, according to Agence France-Presse reports. It has been produced floods Which had to be the presence of dozens of residents A boat rescued her.
The move, which provides funds to aid relief efforts, comes after authorities warned of a dam near the state capital, Montpellier. It was nearing capacity and about to pour to a river.
currently, There are no reports of deaths or injuries In the state because of the rains that, according to the authorities, flooded the city center of Montpellier, which has a population of 8,000.
The excess rainfall, which exceeded 200 millimeters in some places, according to the National Weather Service, came after flash flooding in New York state. It caused the death of a woman on Sunday.
a lot of The northeastern United States experienced rain on Sunday and MondayWhich left collapsed bridges and impassable roads. As of noon Tuesday, authorities said more than 100 people had been rescued from their cars and homes in Vermont.
Scientists say that climate change is intensifying Danger of heavy rain Because the warmer weather holds more water.