ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It's been more than two months since Hurricane Maria, packing 125 mile an hour winds, made a direct hit on Puerto Rico.
Rochester has one of the largest Puerto-Rican communities in the northeast and the huge relief effort continues from the region.
Staff at the Ibero American Action League and other local agencies gave an update on the relief effort Monday morning and the many families that have relocated to Rochester. So far, more than 330 families have been assisted by local agencies.
They say the need is still significant, especially in the areas of housing and jobs.
"What we've been finding is there's a pretty strong cross-section of individuals that are coming in with a broad set of skills," said John Premo of Rochester Works. "So it's going to be a great opportunity to meet the need of some of our local employers who obviously are seeking and searching for help. We have individuals who are looking for work and between Rochester Works! And the department of Labor, we should be able to get plenty of people in front of people who are looking for help."
Other agencies working with Ibero on the relief effort include the Red Cross, the New York Labor department, Foodlink, the Rochester City School District and the Rochester housing Authority.