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WBRZ to travel with governor, La. group to Puerto Rico Monday

6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Friday, October 27 2017 Oct 27, 2017 October 27, 2017 5:01 PM October 27, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The governor will lead a group from Louisiana to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico next week.

WBRZ will be among those traveling with the delegation to capture the stories of Louisianans assisting in the recovery effort.

The team will arrive on Puerto Rico Monday.

Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards, along with Major General Glenn Curtis, Adjutant General for the Louisiana National Guard, and Col. James Waskom, Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, will travel to San Juan and meet with officials and discuss their recovery from Hurricane Maria. 

Gov. Edwards and the First Lady are making the trip at the invitation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. 

Currently, Louisiana soldiers and GOHSEP personnel are deployed to Puerto Rico assisting in recovery planning. 

“Louisiana has far too much experience with disaster management, and Mother Nature  has caused unimaginable harm in Puerto Rico,” said Gov. Edwards.  “I am happy that Louisiana has been able to provide assistance as survivors recover, much like the assistance we’ve relied on in the aftermath of disasters  I know they have a long road ahead of them, but I’ve assured Gov. Rosselló that we will be partners with them as they move into the recovery phase.  I am looking forward to this being a productive visit for Donna and me, and I hope we can provide some insight into the recovery and rebuilding process using the lessons we’ve learned in Louisiana.”

The group will return Tuesday.

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