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NYC Helps Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Damage

People walk next to a flooded gas station in Humacao, Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
Carlos Giusti
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AP
People walk next to a flooded gas station in Humacao, Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

New York City is helping the people in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republican after Hurricane Fiona left widespread damage there.

Staff members from a number of New York City agencies are on the ground in Puerto Rico assessing damage and infrastructure. Mayor Eric Adams and other city officials just returned from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The city’s OEM Commissioner Zach Iscol was also there.

“Many of the roads were severely damaged, impassible making it difficult to restore power. Especially to communities in the mountains that are now without power or electricity. Those communities are really suffering.”

The city is sending a plane load of medicine and helping with generators and other items. New York’s Congressional delegation is pushing Congress for billions of dollars in recovery assistance for Puerto Rico.