Puerto Rico to Get Billions for Storm Aid, Reconstruction

Puerto Rico now has access to $3.2 billion to continue rebuilding from hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is slated to receive more than $6 billion in federal funds to help prepare the U.S. territory for future hurricanes and other disasters, officials said Tuesday. The money assigned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would be used for infrastructure projects and economic development, among other things, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said. In addition, Puerto Rico now has access to $3.2 billion to continue rebuilding…

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