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U.S. Northern Command is leading the Defense Department's disaster response and relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on the U.S. territory Sept. 20. DoD continues to synchronize efforts with the Puerto Rico National Guard and FEMA. Troops and equipment already were assisting authorities in the region, which has seen two other powerful hurricanes, Irma and Jose, in recent weeks.

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Oct. 5 Update - DoD Support to Puerto Rico Disaster and Relief Operations
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Oct. 5, 2017 | 01:10:22
Federal officials provide the daily update on relief operations in Puerto Rico, Oct. 5, 2017.
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