Hurricane Michael

Trump announces $448 million disaster relief package for Florida

President Trump at a rally in Panama City, Florida
President Trump. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

At a campaign rally in Panama City, Fla., President Trump announced a new $448 million relief package for the hurricane-damaged panhandle, reports ABC News.

"These dollars will help communities get back on their feet. We've already given you many, many millions of dollars but these are additional monies that are coming in to help the families put their lives together."
— President Trump

Trump visits Florida as Hurricane Michael funding remains stalled

Trump waves
Trump departs the White House for Florida. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump traveled to Florida on Wednesday to host a rally and visit those affected by Hurricane Michael, the Category 5 storm that hit the state in October 2018. But 7 months after the hurricane, disaster-relief funding remains at a standstill.

Catch up quick: Relief funds have stalled as a back-and-forth unfolds between Trump and Congress, as sources familiar with the negotiations say they're stuck on the specific amount of funding for Puerto Rico, Axios' Alayna Treene reports.