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Connections: How Rochester is assisting with recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

Six weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, 70 percent of the island is still without power. When Governor Andrew Cuomo visited last week, he was critical of the federal response to the crisis, calling the situation deplorable and “wholly, wholly unacceptable.” Cuomo isn’t the only leader reacting this way. United Nations experts called the United States’ response to the storm ineffective and lagging far behind the support provided for states affected by hurricanes on the mainland.

In Rochester, community members are uniting to help with recovery efforts, both for people on the island and those moving from Puerto Rico to Rochester. We talk about current conditions on the island, the response in New York, and we tell you how you can help assist hurricane victims. Our guests:

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

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