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New York deploys aid team to Puerto Rico earthquake areas

Posted: 5:53 PM, Feb 02, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-02 17:53:45-05

NEW YORK — 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.