UPDATED 5:52 PM PT – Monday, October 3, 2022
President Biden and the First Lady visited Puerto Rico to survey the damage left by Hurricane Fiona.
During his visit on Monday, Biden announced that his administration will provide $60 million in hurricane relief funds for the U.S. territory.
The funds will reportedly go toward strengthening flood walls, levees and will help to create a new flood warning system.
Hurricane Fiona devastated the island two weeks ago, leaving tens of thousands of people without power and water.
Biden pledged that the United States will not abandon Puerto Rico as it begins to rebuild again.