Demings, the Democratic candidate for Florida's federal Senate seat, joined a congressional delegation to PR this weekend.
The president’s action will make federal funding available to affected individuals in 55 municipalities.
Gov. Pedro Pierluisi will officially submit the major disaster declaration request to President Biden, after seeing the damages several municipalities have suffered.
The Puerto Rican musician reflects on the changes he and his family have lived through after they decided to move to Florida when the Category 5 hurricane destroyed the island.
Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico's southwest coast on Sunday as it unleashed landslides, knocked the power grid out, and ripped up asphalt from roads. The damages are "catastrophic,” said the governor.
More than 100 workers who provide cleaning services to the island's veteran hospitals have organized to demand protection from mistreatment and better working conditions.
Persistent power outages and threats from Puerto Rico’s government prompted the company to announce that it would dedicate more resources and crews to improve service.