Governor Andrew Cuomo Deploys National Guard and State Police to the U.S. Virgin Islands After Touring Hurricane Irma Damage

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100 Members of New York Army National Guard and 30 Members of the New York State Police Will Provide Security Support on St. Thomas

Team Deployed at the Request of U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Mapp

Deployment Follows Governor Cuomo’s Assessment Tour and Recovery Mission to U.S. Virgin Islands


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and a delegation of administration officials traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands today to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The trip comes after Governor Mapp requested that Governor Cuomo travel to the region to survey the damage. Governor Cuomo has pledged to identify how New York can best provide additional assistance to the impacted area as they begin the recovery process. The New York delegation includes experts with a range of experience in incident management and disaster recovery at the local, state and federal levels dealing with crises such as Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. During the assessment, the delegation is using this expertise to work with U.S. Virgin Island officials to determine the state of critical infrastructure, as well as identify how best to allocate resources. (SOURCE: Don Pollard/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced the deployment of members of the New York National Guard and personnel from the New York State Police to the U.S. Virgin Islands after touring areas impacted by Hurricane Irma. One hundred members of the New York Army National Guard’s 105th Military Police Company, along with 30 members of the New York State Police, will deploy to the U.S. Virgin Islands this weekend to provide local authorities with security support on the island of St. Thomas.

U. S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp (2nd from left) and New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (4th from Left).

The team is being deployed at the request of U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, who also requested that Governor Cuomo travel to the region to survey the damage. Governor Cuomo traveled to the region yesterday, touring damage at the Estate Tutu Apartments on St. Thomas, visiting a supply distribution center and meeting with Governor Mapp and senior officials at the Government House. Hurricane Irma hit the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 6th, leaving St. Thomas and St. John heavily damaged after powerful winds at speeds greater than 150 miles per hour. Much of St. Thomas and St. John has been devastated and still remains without power as residents struggle to recover from the storm.

“After seeing the extent of Hurricane Irma’s devastation, I am deploying additional resources to support the U.S. Virgin Islands on the long path to recovery. New York State will send National Guard and State Police personnel to assist in the recovery efforts and lend a helping hand,” Governor Cuomo said. “New Yorkers know first-hand the damage Mother Nature’s fury can cause, and we are proud to be providing expertise, equipment, and personnel to support the U.S. Virgin Islands on their path to recovery, because helping neighbors in need is the New York way.”

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