Extreme weather events hit U.S. states

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Extreme weather events hit U.S. states

This summer in North America has already been one of many extremes when it comes to weather events.

An oppressive heat wave has put millions of Americans under heat warnings, while smoke from wildfires across Canada has once again plummeted air quality in the northeastern U.S..

Meanwhile, storms and floods continued to take a heavy toll in other parts of the country, prompting a visit by the Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.

In a visit to assess the impact of devastating floods in Vermont, he emphasized the importance of preparedness for climate change.