Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Blumenthal said “Puerto Rico is in the midst of a humanitarian and economic crisis.”
It’s the latest example of Connecticut’s efforts since Hurricane Maria to help Puerto Ricans, who represent about 8.4 percent of the state’s total population.
Connecticut has been a destination for many evacuees. Various assistance programs have been set up, including mental health services and help with finding child care.
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National Guard members and state troopers have traveled to Puerto Rico to help out.