President Trump Announces $448 Million In Hurricane Recovery Funds At A Florida Rally

News by Joey Jordan Published on 09 May,2019

Donald Trump Announces Government Will Allocate $448 Million To Hurricane Recovery Funds

  • President Donald Trump said the government will allocate $448 million to the hurricane recovery funds to help the Hurricane Michael victims.
  • Trump announces the plan to help the Floridian during his rally in Panama City Beach on Wednesday.
  • Hurricane Michael, that hit land in Florida in October 2018 caused historic devastation in Florida.
  • Due to the storm, over 600,000 people in Florida were left without electricity supplies for days.
  • He also said the plan should be first passed in the Congress in acceptance of Democrats.

President Donald Trump has pledged to allocate $448 million to hurricane recovery funds in federal aid to communities in Florida that were struck by Category 5 Hurricane Michael last year.

The president announced his plans to help the people devastated by the storm during a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida Wednesday night, his first since the 2018 midterms. Addressing the crowd, president Trump told,

These dollars will help communities get back on their feet. We've already given you many many millions of dollars but these are additional monies that are coming in to help the families put their lives together.

The president further said,

So now we need Democrats in Congress to work with us to pass an acceptable bill. you're getting your money one way or another, and we're not going to let anybody hold it up.

Moreover, Trump asserted that Puerto Rico had received $91 billion to help it recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017 which Trump says "the most money" the US government has ever given to anybody. Trump added,

We've never given $91 billion to a state. We gave Puerto Rico $91 billion...and they don't like me.

Before the rally, Trump toured areas still recovering from the hurricane that include Tyndall Air Force Base which was severely damaged by the hurricane Michael. As previously reported, almost all 700 structures on the base were damaged in the storm. After visiting those places, Trump promised that it will be rebuilt "better than ever."