Puerto Rico seeks $94B for Maria disaster relief

(Worthy News) – Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello unveiled a $94 billion disaster relief request to Congress on Monday to help the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria.

Island officials said the $94.4 billion request came after independent damage assessments to determine the funds necessary to restore and rebuild housing on the island as well as its infrastructure.

“We aren’t just asking for money. We are asking for what is needed. This disaster has been unprecedented,” Puerto Rico’s representative in Congress, Jenniffer Gonzalez, said.[ Source: UPI (Read More…) ]