Hurricane Ian is long gone from the island which was still recovering from past storms….
Of course he will also visit Florida in a few days when it’s not distarcting for him travel there to explore the damage and make sure Floridian’s know Federal help and money will be forthcoming even if some their officials have set conditions on getting recovery money….
Then President Trump had little use for Puerto Rico and cut disaster relief money ….
President Biden will travel to Puerto Rico on Monday and announce $60 million in funding to help the storm-damaged territory repair levees, mend storm walls and create a flood warning system to prepare for future storms.
“I’m heading to Puerto Rico because they haven’t been taken very good care of,” Mr. Biden told reporters as he left the White House.
The president and Jill Biden, the first lady, will visit Ponce, a city on Puerto Rico’s southern coast. It will be the first of two trips they will make this week to survey the damage from Hurricane Fiona, which caused widespread flooding and power outages throughout Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Ian, which decimated parts of southwest and Central Florida.
The Bidens will visit the Fort Myers area in Florida on Wednesday, according to a person who was familiar with the president’s plans but was not authorized to publicly describe them.
On Monday, nearly two weeks after Hurricane Fiona made landfall, utility companies in Puerto Rico were still working to restore power to thousands of customers.
The Bidens will meet with families whose homes were damaged by the storm, assemble care packages and gather with community leaders and emergency medical workers, according to a summary of the trip distributed by the White House. Deanne Criswell, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will join the Bidens on the trip.
The funding for Puerto Rico will come from the bipartisan infrastructure law that passed this year. The Biden administration pointed out that it had reversed a Trump administration policy that blocked access to additional funding.
Former President Donald J. Trump had a long-running — and often one-sided — feud with the island, beginning in 2017, when he appeared in San Juan and tossed rolls of paper towels at people whose homes and livelihoods had been destroyed by Hurricane Maria.
In 2018, Mr. Trump suggested that the death toll from Hurricanes Irma and Maria had been inflated “to make me look as bad as possible.”
He continued to lash out at the island throughout his presidency….
image of President Biden visiting Kentucky after tornado damage…KTLA