US Puerto Rico governor to tour Superstorm Sandy sites in NY

00:10  03 november  2017
00:10  03 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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ALBANY, N . Y . (AP) — The governor of Puerto Rico traveled to New York Thursday to see how the state rebuilt following Superstorm Sandy and Ricardo Rossello joined Cuomo for an aerial tour of sites on Long Island impacted by the 2012 storm that were rebuilt to be more resilient to flooding.

The governor of Puerto Rico traveled to New York Thursday to see how the state rebuilt following Superstorm Sandy and meet with Democratic Gov. Ricardo Rossello joined Cuomo for an aerial tour of sites on Long Island impacted by the 2012 storm that were rebuilt to be more resilient to

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello shake hands at a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in New York. Cuomo announced that the state will be sending personnel and trucks to aid in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico's electrical grid. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello shake hands at a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in New York. Cuomo announced that the state will be sending personnel and trucks to aid in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico's electrical grid. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

ALBANY, N.Y. — The governor of Puerto Rico traveled to New York Thursday to see how the state rebuilt following Superstorm Sandy and meet with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss his island's recovery from Hurricane Maria.

Gov. Ricardo Rossello joined Cuomo for an aerial tour of sites on Long Island impacted by the 2012 storm that were rebuilt to be more resilient to flooding. The two men then discussed additional ways New York can help the U.S. territory, and Cuomo announced the deployment of additional utility workers to assist in restoring electricity.

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ALBANY, N . Y . — The governor of Puerto Rico traveled to New York Thursday to see how the state rebuilt following Superstorm Sandy and meet with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss his island’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. Gov.

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Rossello said he hopes Puerto Rico emerges from Maria as well as New York did after Sandy.

"Five years down the road we can have a bigger event where we remember what the catastrophe was," he said.

Cuomo, who has slammed the federal response to the storm, said an additional 350 utility workers and 220 utility trucks would be sent to Puerto Rico this weekend. The state already has sent hundreds of personnel and millions of pounds of supplies, and Cuomo has visited the island twice since the storm.

"It's been 35 days," he said at a joint press conference with Rossello. "The result is intolerable. You cannot have a situation where people don't have water for 40 days. Just imagine if that happened in the United States. ... Puerto Ricans have been treated as second class Americans."

Considered a possible candidate for president in 2020, Cuomo stopped short of calling out President Donald Trump by name. But he said the slow response was contributing to a "humanitarian crisis."

Federal officials have defended the recovery effort and said they will remain in Puerto Rico until the work is done.

Rossello also expressed his solidarity with New York following Tuesday's deadly terror attack in Manhattan.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you after the tragic events that occurred a couple of nights ago," he said. "We are with you. We will be with you, as you have been with us."

Puerto Rico Suffers Another Major Power Outage .
In Puerto Rico, a transmission line failure left thousands without service in areas that had seen a restoration of power following the hurricane.The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority confirmed that as of Thursday afternoon, the island was only at 18 percent power generation compared to 43.2 percent in the early morning.

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