Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) blamed climate change for the flooding that occurred in Detroit last week, but many pumping stations were without electricity.
Whitmer told reporters from the middle of the closed interstate, which was submerged in water nearby.
“These are tough days. Three weeks into my tenure as governor, we have Polar Vortex, ”a winter storm that ravaged the region in a deep freeze.
“Then we have COVID, then we have a 500 year flooding event” in the Midland area after the rain hit the dams. “Today we still have a major flooding event,” he complained.
“It’s climate change,” Whitmer declared. “It’s time and we need to work together with each other, but also do the hard work to protect ourselves going forward and doing everything possible to tackle climate change and build strong infrastructure. . “
The governor also said, “we need to reduce the carbon footprint.”
But the Detroit News reports most of the problems stem from faulty bombing stations maintained in the city of Detroit:
At least 28 of Metro Detroit’s 140 freeway pump stations were out of power or had mechanical problems as of late afternoon, resulting in closed roads. Michigan State Police has urged drivers and residents not to enter floodwaters, especially as some have been seen swimming with pool toys.
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