Statements about Weather

Says "in Katrina, they approved $60 billion within 10 days of the storm on a voice vote."

Says "the area damaged by Hurricane Sandy represents roughly 10 percent of our nation's economy."

Says in "our region," 2011 was worst drought year ever recorded.

"Hurricane Sandy, the most destructive Atlantic storm ever."

Says "10 days after Hurricane Katrina, this chamber passed two separate bills amounting to $60 billion. It has been nearly two months since we had Superstorm Sandy, and nothing has passed."

"The price tag amounted to nearly $4,200 for every man, woman and child in the state."

Says because of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City "much of that boardwalk no longer exists -- just the pillars where the boardwalk used to be."  

"Ninety percent of the topsoil has inadequate moisture to grow crops."

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks grounded commercial air traffic, "there was a temperature drop while the airplanes weren't flying, for the week afterwards."

Citizens Property Insurance has "over $500 billion worth of risk, with less than $10 billion worth of surplus."

Hurricane "Irene was the second-largest storm to hit North America in terms of power outages -- and the first hurricane to make landfall in New Jersey since 1904."  

Says Ron Paul insisted FEMA should be shut down.

On disaster aid offsets

Tallahassee is "the ninth-rainiest (city) in the nation."

Says he predicts the weather better than Punxsutawney Phil.

"This kind of snowstorm happens every 10 or 15 years."

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