Governor Larry Hogan is sending a Maryland National Guard unit to Puerto Rico to aid in the recovery from Hurricane Maria. The 29th Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy with equipment that can purify 1,200 gallons of water per hour for drinking, cooking, and hygiene.
According to The Associated Press:
The governor’s directive on Friday came after conversations with the Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, and other communications between staff-level officials.
Maryland now has a mission deployed to Florida to support response and recovery operations there. The state has recently completed five support missions in Texas and Florida following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively.
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