Global & Disaster Medicine

NYC is home to 700,000 Puerto Ricans & what are they doing about Puerto Rico?

NY Times

“…..Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico, and Mayor Bill de Blasio sent emergency workers to the island to provide aid.

There are now more than 140 city personnel on the ground in Puerto Rico.

Among them: New York Task Force One, our urban search and rescue team; workers from the city’s Buildings Department who have expertise in inspections; members of our Police and Fire Departments who specialize in structural collapses and water rescues; and members of both departments’ Hispanic societies…..”



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