Hurricane Fiona: Biden vows to ′rebuild it all′ in Puerto Rico | News | DW

US President Joe Biden promised to “rebuild it all” on Monday while visiting Puerto Rico, where tens of thousands of people remain without power two weeks after Hurricane Fiona battered the Caribbean island.

“We came here in person to show we’re with you — all of America’s with you,” the president said while standing beside First Lady Jill Biden. “I am committed to this island.”

Fiona made landfall on September 18. More than 137,000 Puerto Ricans remain without power, and 66,000 are left without running water. The storm also killed 60 people on the island.

“What happened with this hurricane is that even though it was Category 1, in terms of water it was like Category 4,” Puerto Rico’s governor, Pedro Pierluisi, told Biden.

$60 million for future storm protection

During the visit,…

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