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Puerto Rico gov may visit NY to see post-Sandy work 

By on October 27, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y.  – As Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory’s leader may be looking to New York as an example.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello may visit New York next week to see how the state rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Cuomo, a Democrat, has faulted the federal response to Maria. He compared the focus on New York and New Jersey following Sandy and said much more must be done to help Puerto Rico get back on its feet.

Cuomo returned Thursday night from his second visit to Puerto Rico following Maria. He said conditions remain “deplorable” and that far too many people are without power or access to clean water.

New York has sent hundreds of personnel and tons of supplies to assist recovery efforts.

This combination of photos shows a woman walking through floodwaters with a stalled ambulance in the background in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in Hoboken, N.J. on Oct. 30, 2012 and the same view five years later on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, Julio Cortez)

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