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Wed Oct 18, 2017, 06:12 PM

Trump, Puerto Rico governor to discuss hurricane aid at White House

Source: Reuters

#POLITICS OCTOBER 18, 2017 / 4:32 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Trump, Puerto Rico governor to discuss hurricane aid at White House

Roberta Rampton, Nick Brown
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello are due to meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island a month ago, the White House said.

The Trump administration and Congress are considering further assistance for the bankrupt U.S. territory as it seeks to recover from its worst natural disaster in 90 years.

The catastrophic storm struck on Sept. 20, causing widespread flooding and damaging homes, roads and other infrastructure.

Less than 20 percent of the 3.4 million Americans who live on the island have electricity, after the power grid was wrecked, and 35 percent still lack drinking water.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-whitehouse/trump-puerto-rico-governor-to-discuss-hurricane-aid-at-white-house-idUSKBN1CN2Y9

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