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Guard Chief: Puerto Rico, VI ‘More Complicated’

September 27, 2017

From the NGAUS Washington Report

The effort to put Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands back together after they were pounded by Hurricane Maria will be more difficult because they are islands, General Joseph L. Lengyel said Monday on his way to meet with officials in St. Croix.

The chief of the National Guard Bureau called it “a harder response scenario” and said it may take months to restore basic infrastructure, like power, according to a report in The Hill, which covers Capitol Hill.

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