NY Mayor meets with senators of provinces affected by Fiona

The mayor of the city of New York, United States, Eric Adams, met this Monday, 26 September 2022 with the senators of the provinces most affected by Hurricane Fiona to learn of the damages and to try to find ways to contribute to recovery.

The meeting took place behind closed doors. Hoy reports that unconfirmed versions indicate that the eight senators representing the provinces declared in a state of emergency by the Executive Branch — La Altagracia, El Seibo, La Romana, Hato Mayor, María Trinidad Sánchez, Duarte, Samaná and Monte Plata.

During the meeting, the mayor of New York announced that the city will donate an ambulance to the country, as well as supplies to the national relief agencies to make the response to emergencies that may arise in the future more efficient.

Likewise, the delivery of construction materials was coordinated especially for the sectors most affected by Hurricane Fiona in the provinces of La Altagracia and La Romana. La Altagracia and La Romana are the two areas most visited by US tourists.

Eric Adams recently announced during last week’s meeting of the United Nations General Assembly that the international community had to come to the support of the Dominican Republic, and that New York City “would not leave its Dominican brothers and sisters by themselves.”

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27 September 2022