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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Phone Calls with the Governors of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Regarding Hurricane Maria

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

September 22, 2017

President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with Governor Rossello of Puerto Rico and with Governor Mapp of the U.S. Virgin Islands to express support as both territories respond to and recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The President thanked the Governors for their leadership in preparing the residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for these catastrophic events. The President also received an assessment of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria and pledged continued help from his Administration for the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both Governors expressed their continued appreciation for the hard work and rapid support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The President confirmed that the Federal Government has been actively preparing its response to Hurricane Maria even as it continues to support the States of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and all the communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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