“But the fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming, everything,” Biden continued. “And obviously it has some impact here but I can’t give you a quantitative read on that.”
He is promising to visit the damaged region, but says he wants to be sure he does not get “in the way of rescue and recovery.”
Unknown number of missing workers
At least six people were killed when a tornado hit an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, firefighters said Saturday, bringing the death toll from storms that devastated parts of the United States overnight to more than 80.
“We identified 45 personnel who made it out of the building safely, one who had to be airlifted to a regional hospital for treatment, and six fatalities,” Edwardsville, Illinois fire chief James Whiteford told a press conference.
The fire chief says the number of missing warehouse workers is unknown and they don’t expect survivors.
On the other side, a FedEx spokesperson said on Saturday as part of the company’s contingency plans to lessen the impact on service, co diverted several flights to other cities during the storms.
Severe weather across the central part of the US last night affected FedEx express operations at the company’s Memphis hub in Tennessee.
Transport company’s crew are safe, the spokesperson added.
Turkey has reported the first cases of Covid-19 Omicron variant in the country.
Six cases of the variant have been discovered in two cities, Turkey’s health minister announced on Saturday in parliament.
“They are outpatients who do not have any problems and are with extremely mild symptoms,” Fahrettin Koca said, adding that the infected people have not been hospitalised.
Denmark sees Omicron surge
Denmark saw 1,840 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant, health authorities said, up by 44 percent from Friday.
Earlier in the day, the Epidemic Commission raised the risk level for the spread of the infection to four, on a scale of five, indicating there is a “potential for a high disease burden”.
Covid-19 kills 5.3M globally
The coronavirus has killed at least 5,317,616 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to information provided by Worldometer.
Taking into account excess mortality linked to Covid-19, the World Health Organization estimates the overall death toll could be two to three times higher.
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