Puerto Rico Help – level 2

22-01-2020 07:00

The US administration wants to give more than $8 billion dollars to Puerto Rico. Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the country in 2017.

However, they were not the only disasters. At the beginning of January, there were earthquakes that injured several people and killed one person.

The US Congress wants to send nearly $20 billion to Puerto Rico. However, there are problems with the distribution of the money. There was a deadline in September 2019 to make an official notice about the money. Officials sait that it was not possible to make the notice because there were political problems in Puerto Rico.

There is a financial team there that must make sure that people who really need the money can get it.

Difficult words: devastate (to destroy very badly), distribution (the process of giving things out to several people), notice (an official statement that gives information about something).

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