Puerto Rico Helps Evacuate U.S. Citizens Because of Hurricanes

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PUERTO RICO--The government of Puerto Rico, with the help of the Department of Health and Human Services evacuated more than 1,000 people from St. Marteen and Saint Thomas following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and the arrival of Hurricane Jose.
     Most of the people evacuated were U.S. citizens.
     Six C130 aircraft carried people out of the area. Evacuation efforts are expected to continue once the weather conditions in the region improve.
     Aid provided to those in need included food, hotel and assistance arranging air travel back to the continental U.S.

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