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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:40 PM

Puerto Rico aid: FEMA approves $140M; House panel OKs $36B

Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Federal Emergency Management Administration and a House commission both approved sizable financial assistance for relief efforts to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

FEMA approved $140 million in aid on Wednesday. The agency said $44 million will help individuals and $96 million will go toward emergency work on the island.

On Tuesday night, the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill for $36.5 billion, which would go into a more general disaster fund.

The legislation, which adheres to the White House's updated funding request from $29 billion, includes $18.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund and $16 billion for debt relief for the National Flood Insurance Program.

Also, $576 million is allocated for wildfire efforts, including in Northern California.

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/10/11/Puerto-Rico-aid-FEMA-approves-140M-House-panel-OKs-36B/7251507737130/

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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:57 PM

1. Hopefully it will get to them before they die.

Thanks, TT...it is good to hear this.

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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:58 PM

2. They just reported on MSNBC THAT Puerto Rico will have to

pay it back with interest so it is a loan!

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