Scott, Rubio press FEMA to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery

MIAMI — Sen. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio, along with Puerto Rico’s Representative Commissioner Jennifer González-Colón in Congress, asked the Biden administration to move quickly to aid Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastating damage done by Hurricane Fiona.

In a letter Tuesday to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell, the lawmakers urged her to “make the island’s full recovery from this storm a top priority. “

“At a time when Puerto Rico is still recovering from the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, which completely devastated the island just five years ago, Hurricane Fiona’s heavy rains produced catastrophic flooding, widespread power outages, and other life-threatening impacts to the island’s critical infrastructure,” the lawmakers wrote.

Disaster:The power is out. Homes and roads are flooded. In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona leaves a ‘nightmare.’

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