White House pledges Puerto Rico $13 billion




Two and a half years after the hurricane, the Trump administration decided to provide financial aid to Puerto Rico.

The White House is set to commit a record $13 billion to rebuild Puerto Rico's infrastructure after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

“This is one of the largest disaster relief grants in FEMA history,” said White House spokeswoman Kelly Makenani.

Approximately 9.6 billion of this amount will go to repair the country's electrical system. More than 2 billion will be used to rebuild schools and other educational institutions.

Recall that the devastating hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in mid-September 2017. According to local authorities, from September 2017 to February 2018, 2,975 people died of the hurricane and its aftermath.





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