Federal Emergency Management Agency
The agency said it would no longer impose strict ownership requirements that unduly affected Black communities.
Biden tied the powerful storm’s destruction and the California wildfires together to renew his call for legislation addressing climate change.
"We’re not going anywhere,” President Joe Biden said while offering federal support for ongoing search and cleanup efforts at the site of the former condo.
“It’s not about red states and blue states; it’s about having people’s backs,” Biden said of spending $1 billion to prepare for hurricanes and wildfires.
In the past, FEMA has helped pay for funerals of Americans who died in natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
The Biden administration is turning to the federal agency for help amid an influx of migrant children at the border.
The president and first lady Jill Biden will visit Houston on Friday.
“We can’t depend on the president. We can’t depend on nobody,” one hurricane survivor said.
The president, meanwhile, praises Vice President Mike Pence's convention speech after getting a fill on the "deaths and injuries" caused by Hurricane Laura.
“We’re five months into this and there are still shortages of gowns, hair covers, shoe covers, masks, N95 masks,” said the president of National Nurses United.