President Donald J. Trump receives a briefing on Hurricane Maria relief and recovery efforts
| September 26 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump received two briefings on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and announced an amendment to the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands disaster declarations. These amendments will provide additional disaster assistance by authorizing additional federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures over the next 180 days.
“Over the last several weeks our Nation has been tested by the destructive force of Mother Nature,” the President said in yesterday’s press conference, “but we will respond to it with an even mightier force: the resolve of the American spirit.”
Those who have been affected can apply for assistance through FEMA here.