Donald Trump signed a $4 billion aid bill Thursday that includes $1.5 billion to help flood victims in the Gulf Coast, including $1 billion to rebuild homes damaged by the devastating 2017 wildfire.
The White House said the $1,700 million will go to flood-affected communities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The measure also includes $750 million to help states and localities recover property damage from the 2017 wildfire, which forced more than 10,000 people to flee their homes and led to the evacuation of more than 3 million people.
“We’re grateful for the support we’ve been receiving, and we look forward to working with Congress to make a huge contribution to helping those who need it,” Trump said in a statement.
The disaster relief bill is also expected to help the military, which is struggling to keep up with a rapidly growing demand for food and water in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
The Trump administration said it is also considering a $1 million appropriation for the U.S. military to provide relief to victims of the disaster.
It also released an emergency declaration for the Gulf region, which includes Texas, Florida and Louisiana.
Trump also signed another $1bn emergency aid package Thursday for the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
It includes $200 million to assist communities devastated by Harvey.
Trump’s move comes as the government is dealing with the fallout from the deadly wildfire, a series of blazes that devastated the Texas and Louisiana coastlines.
The fires, which have forced the evacuation and relocation of thousands of residents, caused millions of dollars of damage.