$1B OK’d For Puerto Rico Hurricane Aid

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Federal aid began pouring into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response to the devastating effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The opening of the island’s main port in San Juan allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances authorized up to $1 billion in local funds to be used for hurricane response, but Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he would ask for more. Read more at Fox News.

{Matzav.com}

 

 

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