The United States will spend 81 billion dollars to help those affected by the disaster

© AFP 2017 / Emily Carpolestes flooding after hurricane Harvey near Orange, Texas, USA. Archival photoThe United States will spend 81 billion dollars to help those affected by the disaster© AFP 2017 / Emily Kask

The house of representatives of the U.S. Congress adopted on Thursday a bill to help victims of hurricanes and flooding for a total amount of 81 billion dollars, according to the results of the vote.

Given the previous assistance overall amount of allocations for these purposes will increase to an unprecedented amount of $ 130 billion.

The prospects for the adoption of the bill before the parliamentary Christmas break is still unclear, since the law has faced opposition in the Senate. President Donald trump also did not say whether he would sign the bill.

In 2017 in two months on U.S. hurricanes «Harvey», «Irma» and «Maria», which caused massive damage, primarily in Texas and on the island of Puerto Rico. Economic damage, according to various estimates, could reach $ 200 billion.

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