The President after the storm.

Joe Biden and his wife Jill are traveling to Puerto Rico on Monday, devastated in September by Hurricane Fiona.

A visit intended to show the solidarity of the United States with this American territory, whose population has complained of being neglected after past natural disasters.

The presidential couple will travel to Ponce, Puerto Rico's second city located on the south coast of the island.

He will meet families who have suffered the ravages of the cyclone and will participate in the making of humanitarian aid packages.

During the visit, Joe Biden will announce the release of a $60 million fund to strengthen the island's defenses against rising waters.

Fiona has caused at least a dozen confirmed deaths in Puerto Rico according to the island's public health department, which is still investigating how 12 other deaths occurred.

The entire territory was deprived of electricity and around one million people were temporarily without drinking water in mid-September.

The Bidens will then travel to Florida on Wednesday to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Ian in recent days.


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