White House standing by to provide aid after deadly Taiwan earthquake

White House standing by to provide aid after deadly Taiwan earthquake

The White House on Wednesday said it is prepared to provide assistance to Taiwan as it recovers from a major earthquake that injured hundreds, and it is monitoring for potential impacts on Japan. “The United States stands ready to provide any necessary assistance. All those affected are in our prayers,” National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement. The earthquake hit Taiwan during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing at least nine people and injuring hundreds more. The Associated …