Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2000

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Author: William J. Clinton  | Date: February 25, 2000

Statement on Assistance to Communities Struck by Hurricane Floyd,
February 25, 2000

When Hurricane Floyd hit communities on the eastern seaboard nearly 6 months ago, it left many thousands homeless, destroyed countless businesses, and caused severe loss of crops. While this storm took a terrible toll, hard-hit communities have shown determination and courage as they have made great efforts to rebuild. It is our job to help them, and today I am asking Congress to provide an additional $347 million to do so.

These funds include essential assistance to farmers who have suffered crop loss, to help to construct low income rural housing, and to provide some 2,000 housing vouchers for families displaced from their homes. I am also asking Congress to fund a feasibility study for the historic Princeville, North Carolina, to best determine options to protect this culturally significant town from future flooding.

We have already made $2.6 billion available in grants and loans to help the victims of Hurricane Floyd. I urge Congress to approve my request today for additional funding in order to support the efforts of hard-pressed communities as they continue to rebuild and to bring to nearly $3 billion total funds available to them.

Note: A portion of the President’s statement was also made available on the White House Press Office Actuality Line. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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Chicago: William J. Clinton, "Statement on Assistance to Communities Struck by Hurricane Floyd, February 25, 2000," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2000 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 3, 2000 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000), 36:3215 Original Sources, accessed July 2, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=K3AMPGL85UGSX3Q.

MLA: Clinton, William J. "Statement on Assistance to Communities Struck by Hurricane Floyd, February 25, 2000." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2000, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 3, 2000 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000), 36:3215, Original Sources. 2 Jul. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=K3AMPGL85UGSX3Q.

Harvard: Clinton, WJ, 'Statement on Assistance to Communities Struck by Hurricane Floyd, February 25, 2000' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2000. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 3, 2000 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000), 36:3215. Original Sources, retrieved 2 July 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=K3AMPGL85UGSX3Q.