The president of the United States, Donald Trump , announced that he will travel to the state of California on Monday to visit the areas most affected by the forest fires that have hit the region for weeks. The objective of the trip is to assess the damage and the situation of the outbreaks that have already caused the death of at least 27 people. They also confirmed that more than two million hectares were burned.
The White House announced that “President Donald Trump will visit California on Monday, where he will be informed about the fire situation in the state.” According to local authorities and various experts who analyzed the situation and investigated it, the increase and ferocity of forest fires, ranging from Canada to Mexico, is related to climate change.
Joe Biden shares the position of the experts, which was often downplayed by Donald Trump, and in this context, this Saturday he denounced “an existential threat.” In this regard, the presidential candidate said: “President Trump may seek to deny reality, but the facts are undeniable. We must absolutely act to avoid a future marked by an endless deluge of tragedies. “
Number of deceased in forest fire
Forest fires have caused several deaths. In this regard, local authorities warned that there will be “a considerable number of deaths.” So far, 27 deaths have been recorded and thousands of people have been evacuated to avoid further damage. “We anticipate the death toll to rise as we return to areas devastated by the flames,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom.
The local president toured several affected areas in the north of the state. On the other hand, the director of emergency management services for Oregon, Andrew Phelps, said: “We are getting used to the idea that there are a considerable number of deaths, based on what we know about the number of buildings destroyed.” The number of fatalities has yet to be determined, as they have not been able to access all the affected regions.