Mayor Eric Adams visits Puerto Rico

Mayor Eric Adams arrived in Puerto Rico Sunday morning to assess the damage from Hurricane Fiona and meet with local officials.

The storm devastated Puerto Rico, dropping over two feet of rain in some areas and leaving thousands without food, water and electricity.

The mayor arrived on the island shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday and first met with members of the city’s Emergency Management Department, who are also assisting in recovery efforts.

Adams then spoke with Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi at his official residence, before sitting down with San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero.

The mayor is accompanied on his trip by Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol, Rep. Adriano Espaillat and Bronx Councilman Rafael Salamanca, among other officials.

The Adams administration encourages New Yorkers to support Puerto Rico by donating to partner organizations, which include the Hispanic Federation, the International Medical Corps, AmeriCares, Direct Relief, the Salvation Army, New York Disaster Interfaith Services and SPB.

As of 2010, Puerto Ricans represented 8.9% of the city and 32% of the city’s Hispanic community, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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