Sounding the Alarm on Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico last week as a Category 4 storm, devastating the island and leaving millions of Americans without power, possibly for as long as 6 months. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo were both born in and still have family in Puerto Rico, and they visited the territory on Friday with Governor Andrew Cuomo to survey the damage. They told us that the destruction is worse than many people realize, affecting the healthcare and financial crises in Puerto Rico. Crespo and Velasquez also talked about how the president should respond, and what New Yorkers can do to help Puerto Rico along the slow road to recovery.

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