State util­ity aid ar­rives in Puerto Rico, more on way

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - STATE NEWS -

AL­BANY, N.Y. » More than 160 util­ity work­ers and nearly 100 util­ity ve­hi­cles from New York state have ar­rived in Puerto Rico to help the U.S. ter­ri­tory re­store its power grid in the af­ter­math of Hur­ri­cane Maria.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an­other 220 util­ity work­ers and more than 180 ve­hi­cles and other equip­ment will be sent to the Caribbean is­land later this week. The Demo­crat says Puerto Rico Gov. Ri­cardo Ros­sello re­quested that New York and other states send util­ity aid to help boost power restora­tion work.

Among the state agen­cies and pri­vate util­i­ties send­ing per­son­nel and equip­ment are the New York Power Au­thor­ity, Con Edi­son, Na­tional Grid and Cen­tral Hud­son Gas and Elec­tric.

Cuomo has slammed the fed­eral re­sponse to the storm. He has made two trips to the is­land since the storm hit in Septem­ber.

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