If storms like Desmond become the norm in Britain, the country is woefully unprepared to deal with them
Republicans were quick to raise their objections yesterday and in what was clearly a "worrisome sign for the president," as the New York Times puts it, Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine, one of the few Republicans who voted for the stimulus package, declared that while the president's goals are "worthy" she lamented that the budget "falls woefully short" on fiscal restraint and reducing the deficit.
Housing Woes in U.S. Spread Around Globe
plural noun FORMAL
great problems or troubles:
The country has been beset by economic woes for the past decade.
Unusually poor harvests have added to the country's woes.
buildings for people to live in:
There's a shortage of cheap housing in the region.
noun [U] LITERARY
Her face was lined and full of woe.
He told me a real tale of woe about how he had lost both his job and his house in the same week.
She was looking very woeful, with her eyes red and swollen.
See also woeful.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)