Hurricane Ian will cost U.S. federal government 'billions' - FEMA

A flooded trailer park is seen after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction in Arcadia, Florida, U.S., October 4, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The damages from Hurricane Ian will cost the U.S. federal government "billions," FEMA's top administrator said on Wednesday.

Asked by a reporter what the storm will cost the taxpayer-funded federal government, Deanne Criswell said "It’s gonna be in the billions. How many billions I don’t know yet,” she said, adding it was “perhaps one of the more costly disasters that we’ve seen in many years.”

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Heather Timmons

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