Local lawmakers send more relief to Hurricane Maria victims

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Governor Malloy says the state is sending more local resources to the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

A second cargo plane full of supplies has been deployed. That’s in addition to seven more airmen from the National Guard.

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On Monday morning, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp talked about how people in the area are stepping-up to help.

“The generous spirit built into New Haven residents is made abundantly clear time and again when people are in need. This time once again the desperate need of millions of fellow Americans in Puerto Rico prompts a comprehensive effort to help people in New Haven go out and help the people in Puerto Rico,” said Harp.

Related: Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico officials describe ‘apocalyptic’ conditions

Senator Chris Murphy is calling on senate leaders to work with Puerto Rico and pass an emergency bill to rebuilt the U.S. territory.

“For decades, Washington has neglected our operations to the island,” he said. “We’ve denied Puerto Rico’s residents – American citizens, vital human services and adequate health care funding.”

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, 95 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power.

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