New York Sending More Utility Workers to Puerto Rico Power Restoration Efforts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor is heading back to Puerto Rico with more help as the island continues to recover from last year’s catastrophic hurricane.

Democrat Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the state is sending another team of utility experts to assist with repairs to Puerto Rico’s power system following an islandwide blackout this week. Cuomo will travel to Puerto Rico on April 29.

Also going are college students, construction workers and representatives of organized labor and several charities assisting in recovery efforts.

This will be Cuomo’s third trip to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria last year. New York state already has sent tons of supplies, food and fresh water along with utility crews, nurses and first responders.

Cuomo called the federal response to the disaster a “national disgrace.”

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