Gov Cuomo Announces More Aid For Puerto Rico

Albany, N.Y. - Governor Cuomo announced today the deployment of further assets to Puerto Rico to assist with emergency response efforts following a series of Earthquakes

The Governor will deploy eight additional engineers and utility experts from the New York Power Authority to address power outages and work to stabilize the island's power system.

In addition he authorized the deployment of mental health professionals to help people who are suffering from the trauma of the disaster, he is sending dozens of inspectors to conduct more extensive damage assessments of buildings, and he called for the Trump administration to immediately release federal funds to Puerto Rico and declare a Major Disaster Declaration for the damage caused by the earthquakes.

Cuomo said. "After surveying the damage and touring the island, we are more resolved than ever to stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico

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