- Associated Press - Friday, September 29, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is sending more help to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state is deploying additional personnel from the Port Authority and State Police to help the Caribbean commonwealth following Hurricane Maria.

The 77 Port Authority workers will help reopen and operate the island’s ports and airports. Fifty-three state troopers will provide security and public safety assistance.

Ten employees from the New York Power Authority will also join utility officials in Puerto Rico as they work to restore power on the island.

Cuomo said a shipment of medication and supplies left Long Island’s Republic Airport Friday morning. The supplies were donated by the Greater New York Hospital Association and include syringes and 5,000 doses of vaccines and medicines for tetanus, diabetes and infections.

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