NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo heads to Puerto Rico Monday for the fifth time since Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
He’ll be joined by university students, labor leaders and elected officials who will help out with rebuilding projects.READ MORE: Police Open Fire After Pulling Over Suspected Car Thief On West Side Highway
Cuomo has blasted the federal response to the hurricane, calling it a “national disgrace.”READ MORE: Caught On Video: Car Bursts Into Flames In Hell's Kitchen
“While the federal government turns its back on Puerto Rico, New Yorkers have stood with our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico since day one of this tragedy, and we will continue to stand with them until the job is done,” he said in a statement. “Puerto Rico still faces a long road to recovery, and New York will walk with them every step of the way.”MORE NEWS: Belmont Stakes Tickets Go On Sale Thursday
The governor will return to New York Tuesday evening.