NY sends aid to Puerto Rico after earthquakes

New York is sending building inspectors and mental health professionals to Puerto Rico to aid recovery efforts following a string of devastating earthquakes.

Posted: Feb 3, 2020 9:34 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is sending building inspectors and mental health professionals to Puerto Rico to aid recovery efforts following a string of devastating earthquakes.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will lead a delegation to Puerto Rico along with the deployment of 26 bilingual mental health professionals and 25 state building inspectors.

The Democratic governor conducted a damage assessment during a trip two weeks ago. The ground in southwest Puerto Rico has been shaking since Dec. 28, toppling homes and schools. Cuomo says thousands of people are in shelters.

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