Miami Dade Mayor Cava wants the county to fight extreme heat

The Biden administration announced $1 billion in federal grants to help states combat extreme heat and flooding. In response, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava released the following statement:

“Miami-Dade County is on the frontline of climate change and we are seeing significant and intensifying impacts, including extreme heat, stronger storms, more frequent flooding, groundwater intrusion, and sea level rise.

“Our environment is our economy, and when it comes to protecting our community, it’s not just about the environment – it’s also about our health, jobs, prosperity, and future. That is why we are aggressively implementing comprehensive climate adaptation and resiliency plans to safeguard our environment, our residents, and our livelihoods.

“These federal funds will help to support the innovative mitigation and adaptation efforts Miami-Dade is known for, and we applaud the Biden administration’s investment in a more resilient future for all.”