New York remembers Maria’s birthday in Puerto Rico – NBC New York (47)

NEW YORK – Five years ago, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving a trail of death and damage that is still unresolved.

In celebration of the anniversary, Governor Hochul announced that 14 landmarks and bridges across New York State will be lit up in the flag of Puerto Rico: red, white and blue. This in recognition of this date to remember the lives that were lost and to remember that New York is supporting the Magic Island in the recovery and reconstruction efforts.

“Five years ago, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, but it also showed us the resilience of the people of Puerto Rico,” said Governor Hochul. “By lighting the state memorial tonight, we honor the thousands of lives that were tragically lost and reaffirm our commitment to support our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.”

These are 14 landmarks and bridges that will light up red, white and blue:

  1. One World Trade Center
  2. The bridge on Governor Mario M. Cuomo
  3. Kosciuszko Bridge
  4. Building H. Carl McCall SUNY
  5. Education building of the state
  6. Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
  7. Empire State Plaza
  8. State Fairgrounds – Main Gate & Expo Center
  9. Niagara Falls
  10. the bridge “Franklin D. Roosevelt” Mid-Hudson
  11. Albany International Airport Gateway
  12. Lake Placid Olympic Center
  13. MTA LIRR – East End Gateway at Penn Station
  14. Fairport Lift Bridge about him Erie Canal

Since Hurricane Maria, New York has helped Puerto Rico receive billions of dollars in federal funds from FEMA to restore and rebuild the island’s energy infrastructure, and NYPA has conducted technical assessments of the island’s power plants and substations. In the wake of Hurricane Fiona, the worst storm to hit the island since Hurricane Maria, Governor Hochulan announced New York State action to assist Puerto Rico in relief efforts. These efforts have further strengthened New York’s longstanding commitment to helping Puerto Rico rebuild and recover.

For his part, New York State’s attorney general urged federal authorities to investigate the energy situation in Puerto Rico, 5 years after Hurricane Maria hit the island, residents continue to face problems with power outages and high electricity bills, the Democrat said.

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