NY Gov. Cuomo surveys damage in US Virgin Islands

The one-day trip by the Democratic governor and his aides came after NY had already sent National Guard troops and supplies to Texas and Florida after hurricanes ripped through parts of the states in recent weeks.

He'll survey the damage at the request of Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp, who noted Cuomo's experience following Superstorm Sandy. Mapp, a Brooklynite by birth and former New York City police officer, said in a statement that he understands "the resiliency and can-do attitude of New Yorkers, and we appreciate Governor Cuomo's promise of assistance as we work together in our effort to build back better and stronger".

The aftermath also threatens the Islands' economy.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands Friday to check out damage from Hurricane Irma. On September 11, 10 UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters and 55 soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to assist in the Hurricane Irma response in Florida.

Cuomo announced the deployment of members of the New York National Guard and personnel from the New York State Police to the U.S. Virgin Islands after touring areas impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Cuomo says NY stands ready to assist the Virgin islands "in any way we can". "God forbid, something happens in NY, we'll have them on the first aircraft back".

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The Democrat visited the Virgin Islands Friday to survey storm damage to better understand how NY can assist in the recovery. 124 Airmen from the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York National Guard were deployed to Texas following Hurricane Harvey and separately to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Irma.

The trip comes amid political speculation that Cuomo may consider a run for president in 2020 as he seeks a third term next year.

The Democrat plans to travel to the Caribbean islands Friday and return home in the evening.

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