President Trump approved $ 35 million for Tropical Storm Isaias for New York on Friday, one of his last moves before entering Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for treatment.
Federal funds will help repair the damage caused by the storm, which hit the region on August 4.
“I spoke with the White House late this afternoon and they informed me that President Trump has reviewed the state’s request for disaster assistance for damages suffered by Tropical Storm Isaías, which primarily affected Long Island. The total amount of FEMA funding will be $ 35 million, ”Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.
“I am grateful for the federal assistance and the speedy resolution. On a personal level, it’s good to hear from the White House that the president was still working today. Once again, we wish her and the first lady a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time, ”added the president.