— It was a scene that would have made Donald Trump proud.
The massive, deadly tornado swept through rural Kentucky, killing three people, knocking out power and causing widespread damage to homes, businesses and homes and businesses across a sprawling area in the heart of the state’s Appalachian Mountains.
Mike Pompeo, the president’s nominee to head the U.N. agency overseeing the response, is using the catastrophe as an opportunity to take a more expansive view of the United States’ response to the tornado, a statement released Tuesday from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General said.
Pompeo’s office said the “storm was the most devastating natural disaster to hit the United State in modern times.”
“This storm was not a natural calamity, but rather a massive disaster caused by an unprecedented combination of human error, inadequate infrastructure, a failure to prioritize and prioritize well,” the statement said.
The statement also said there are multiple ways the tornado impacted Kentucky and the nation.
The most immediate impact of the storm was to kill three people and injure more than 50 others.
“The tornado was not just an act of God,” the release said.
“It was an act in a pattern that we are now seeing across the nation.”
The statement noted that the storm’s epicenter was in Kentucky, which has the most populated area in America and the most people of any state.
Kentucky was hit by a series of tornadoes earlier this month that killed seven people.
The first was a EF4 tornado that killed a mother and three children.
Then there was a severe weather event that killed six people in the area.
That is when Gov.
Matthew Bevin, the Republican who is running for the Senate, said he wanted to be more clear about the disaster and its potential impact on Kentucky.
We can’t afford to get ahead of ourselves, Bevin told CNN on Tuesday.
“The thing about a natural catastrophe is it happens.
And we don’t know what it is going to do,” he said.”
We have to be prepared.
We have to prepare ourselves.
We cannot sit back and let the storm pass us by.”
Bevin, a former U.K. military commander who is currently chairman of the Republican Governors Association, also said the U,S.
could not be “completely unprepared.”
“We’re in a period where we have to act on this,” he told CNN.
“And we can’t do it on our own.”
President Donald Trump and Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevan have been in contact in recent days to discuss the storm and its impact on the state, the statement from the DHS said.