[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement today regarding Hurricane Fiona’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico.
“Our hearts are with our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico as they once again show courage and resilience confronting a weather catastrophe. Robust aid must be made readily available to help the island rebuild from this most recent natural disaster. In 2018, I traveled to Puerto Rico and saw the humanitarian and economic crisis of Hurricane Maria up close. I heard the heartbreaking stories from Puerto Ricans who didn’t have power or clean drinking water for over 100 days and who lived in temporary shelters for months. We cannot let this happen again and we cannot abandon Puerto Rico in their time of need. I will fight for comprehensive relief that provides all the tools for recovery so that Puerto Rico can rebuild from the destruction of Hurricane Fiona,” Senator Blumenthal said.