Cuomo to lead delegation to Puerto Rico Tuesday

Updated: January 14, 2020 06:11 AM
Created: January 13, 2020 03:38 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that he will lead a delegation to Puerto Rico to provide emergency services in the aftermath of a series of earthquakes.

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the island on Monday, Jan. 6. Just one day later, there was a 6.4 magnitude earthquake.


On Saturday, Jan. 11, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the U.S. territory.

The quakes have left hundreds of thousands without power and water.

The governor says he will survey damage with state officials, and determine additional state assets to be sent out to assist in recovery.

"They have thousands of people in shelters in Puerto Rico. And Puerto Rico, remember, is still hurting from Hurricane Maria,” Gov. Cuomo said. “New York has been a tremendous supporter on the recovery of Hurricane Maria. Now, they get hit with earthquakes and it is ongoing. So we will go down tomorrow.”

The governor said the delegation will depart on Tuesday morning and return on Wednesday.

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