More help on the way: Gov

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Stephen Rex Brown

GOV. CUOMO or­dered over 100 ad­di­tional state troop­ers and other emer­gency per­son­nel Fri­day to help with ur­gent Hur­ri­cane Maria re­lief ef­forts in Puerto Rico.

The team of Em­pire State ex­perts in­cludes 72 Port Au­thor­ity emer­gency per­son­nel, 53 state troop­ers and 10 gen­er­a­tion ex­perts who will as­sist with restora­tion of elec­tric­ity on the is­land.

The Port Au­thor­ity crew will help re­store op­er­a­tions at San Juan In­ter­na­tional Air­port and the Port of San Juan, among other du­ties. The State Po­lice will pro­tect and dis­trib­ute fuel and food.

“I am proud these fine New York­ers have an­swered the call to help our fel­low Amer­i­cans in their mo­ment of need,” Cuomo said.

Hur­ri­cane Maria caused un­prece­dented dev­as­ta­tion on the U.S. ter­ri­tory of 3.4 mil­lion peo­ple. Many Puerto Ri­cans re­main with­out wa­ter, gas or gen­er­a­tor fuel due to the Cat­e­gory 4 hur­ri­cane that hit Sept. 20.

New York­ers who want to help can find more in­for­ma­tion by vis­it­ing the the Em­pire State Re­lief and Re­cov­ery Ef­fort for Puerto Rico on­line.

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