President Biden is visiting Puerto Rico today to assess the damage from Hurricane Fiona. He is expected to announce $60 million in funding for Puerto Rico from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to bolster the infrastructure of Puerto Rico against natural disasters. Hurricane Fiona was luckily not as detrimental as the hurricane from five years ago, Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico and absolutely demolished the country’s infrastructure and power grid. Puerto Rico and Florida will continue to take hits from hurricanes and other natural disasters, so it is imperative that President Biden improves their infrastructures to withstand the unfortunate realities of climate change. When Hurricane Maria had hit Puerto Rico, President Trump responded by throwing rolls of paper towels to Puerto Ricans which is a vast difference from President Biden’s approach to helping Puerto Ricans.
BIDEN: “And to Puerto Rico because they haven't been taking very good care of. They’ve been trying like hell to catch up from the last hurricane. I want to see the state of affairs today and make sure we push everything we can.”