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A $60 million aid pledge by Biden to Puerto Rico

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

In response to Hurricane Fiona, which devastated Puerto Rico two weeks ago as a Category 1 hurricane, President Joe Biden pledged $60 million in aid on Monday.

Two weeks after Hurricane Fiona descended on Puerto Rico on Sept. 18, dumping 30 inches of rain and destroying roads, water pipes, and power lines, the president and first lady met with those impacted by the storm.

As Biden and First Lady Jill Biden landed in Ponce, a southern city on the island, Biden promised that all of America would be there to support Puerto Ricans in their recovery and rebuilding efforts.

He announced on Monday that $60 million would go towards rebuilding coastal areas, joined by FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell.

In his Twitter post, Biden stated that $60 million would be used to strengthen levees, flood walls, and create a flood warning system to help residents prepare for future storms.

4 October 2022


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