The Senate approved legislation Thursday for $6.9 billion in disaster aid funding until October 2012.
President Barack Obama had asked for $5.1 billion to help shore up disaster funds.
Previous disaster funding coverage:
- Disaster Relief Fund Needs $4.6B More, White House Says
- White House Estimates Hurricane Irene Costs to Top $1B
- In Wake of Irene, FEMA Saving Funds for ‘Immediate Needs’