Restaurants in areas prone to hurricanes, tornedos and other extreme weather events could suffer less damage and downtime in the future as the result of a new $1 billion White House initiative aimed at countering Mother Nature’s wrath.

Under a plan unveiled Monday by President Biden in anticipation of a particularly bad weather season, vulnerable communities will be provided the funding to shore up their defenses and infrastructure against climate-related natural disasters.  The allocation is double what was channeled to jurisdictions and groups a year ago, and is intended to shift local governments’ focus to defending themselves against disastrous conditions instead of scrambling afterward to provide aid.

Part of the money will also go toward what the White House described as “a new NASA mission concept” for predicting natural disasters more accurately and increasing climatologists’ understanding of how problematic weather arises.

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