President Joe Biden will travel to Florida and Puerto Rico next week to survey storm damage and meet with officials and residents after hurricanes battered both regions within a 10-day span.
The White House announced Biden’s travel plans on Saturday after he made clear his intentions to visit both destinations earlier this week. The president and first lady Jill Biden will visit Puerto Rico on Monday and then Florida on Wednesday, the White House said. Biden spoke on Friday about the recovery efforts underway.
“It’s not just a crisis for Florida. This is an American crisis. We’re all in this together,” Biden said in remarks on Friday. “I just want the people of Florida to know: We see what you’re going through and we’re with you.”