Hurricane Fiona devastates Puerto Rico as Congress expected to be asked for help – live

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“I’ve never seen this in my life, not even in Maria,” Ada Belmot Plaza, who was rescued by the Puerto Rico National Guard from the floods of Hurricane Fiona, told The New York Times.

The Maria she is referring to is Hurricane Maria, which hit the island in 2017, killing thousands and causing severe damage to the island’s electrical system that was not fully repaired before the final storm. Maria’s recovery was also marred by a botched response from the Trump administration, which delayed $20 billion in recovery funds, as well as the ex-president’s appearance at a disaster relief center where he threw paper towels into a crowd, creating a widespread spectacle. condemned as insensitive.

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While it will take time to understand the full extent of the latest damage done by Fiona, don’t be surprised if Congress comes under pressure for a reallocation of aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico. this is what Alexandria Ocasio-Corteza Democratic congresswoman who has been an advocate for the island told Latino Rebels:

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) administrator Deanne Criswell will travel to Puerto Rico today to assess the damage from Hurricane Fiona.

In an interview on TNZT News yesterday, she warned that the ongoing damage from Hurricane Maria five years ago could make recovering from the latest storm “a little more complicated.”

Here’s the full interview with TNZT, as well as their on-the-spot report in Puerto Rico:

Aerial video from The New Zealand Times and Reuters shows how bad the flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico is:

Aerial video shows devastating flooding left by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico – video

“I’ve never seen this in my life, not even in Maria,” Ada Belmot Plaza, who was rescued by the Puerto Rico National Guard from the floods of Hurricane Fiona, told The New York Times.

The Maria she is referring to is Hurricane Maria, which hit the island in 2017, killing thousands and causing severe damage to the island’s electrical system that was not fully repaired before the final storm. Maria’s recovery was also marred by a botched response from the Trump administration, which delayed $20 billion in recovery funds, as well as the ex-president’s appearance at a disaster relief center where he threw paper towels into a crowd, creating a widespread spectacle. condemned as insensitive.

While it will take time to understand the full extent of the latest damage done by Fiona, don’t be surprised if Congress comes under pressure for a reallocation of aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico. this is what Alexandria Ocasio-Corteza Democratic congresswoman who has been an advocate for the island told Latino Rebels:

Hurricane Devastates Puerto Rico, Sparks New Crisis For Washington

Good morning, American political blog readers. Much of Puerto Rico is in the dark and underwater as a result of Hurricane Fiona which swept through the Caribbean. The island is a US territory, so expect Congress to be called upon to help pay for its restoration. We can indeed hear more about what Puerto Rico needs today, when the chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency inspects the damage.

Here’s what else happens on Tuesday:

  • Joe Biden will have a quiet morning and then a busy afternoon that begins with a talk at 1:45 p.m. eastern time about a law requiring more disclosures from super Pacs, before traveling to New York City for the United Nations General Assembly. He will speak before world leaders on Wednesday.

  • Senators hold hearing called “Tightening the Screws on Russia” from 9 a.m.

  • It’s National Voter Registration Day! Punchbowl News reports Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar will propose two bills to facilitate access to the polls, but the effort will most likely be futile as they have not received support from the GOP.

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