Hurricane Fiona relief underway as team from NYC deploys to Puerto Rico

New York City is deploying a team of approximately 12 members to Puerto Rico Thursday to aid in relief efforts following Hurricane Fiona.

And President Joe Biden will join New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and NYC Mayor Eric Adams Thursday afternoon for a briefing on Fiona’s Puerto Rico and the ongoing federal government response.

Adams described the team deploying from New York as “an interagency team, folks from the city’s Parks Department, Department of Buildings, Department of Transportation, Department of Design and Construction and others who can provide technical assistance as we are doing assessments in different municipalities, to understand what the needs are.”

They will fly out from JFK airport.

Already in Puerto Rico are two members of the city’s Urban Search and Rescue team, two people from city Emergency Management and an NYPD ESU officer.

They are doing assessment work as well.

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