Biden Announces Full Month of Aid to Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the federal government will fully cover relief costs related to Hurricane Fiona for Puerto Rico for the next month.

“I’ve authorized 100% — 100% — federal funding for debris removal, search and rescue, water restoration and shelter and food for the whole month. To the people of Puerto Rico who are still hurting from Hurricane Maria five years later, they should know that we are with you. We’re not going to walk away. I mean it,” Biden said.

Fiona caused a major amount of damage throughout the island, leaving over 1.4 million people without power afterward. It brought up to 30 inches of rain in some areas, as well as cut electricity and access to running water for most of Puerto Rico.

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