NY state is sending more help to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has organized an aid package including 34,000 bottles of water, more than 10,000 meals ready to eat, 1,400 cots, and four Black Hawk search-and-rescue helicopters.
Dozens of workers with the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey will be flying to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria's widespread devastation.
Hurricane Maria caused unprecedented devastation on the USA territory of 3.4 million people.
Staff from the Port Authority's Aviation Department will assist San Juan International Airport.
The 10-day waiver from the shipping law - which requires American-made and -operated vessels to transport cargo between USA ports - goes into effect immediately.
But the waiver is likely to only help somewhat, as containers of supplies still need to be delivered from the island's ports.
Hundreds of refrigerated containers full of food and supplies, running on electric generators, are still sitting at the port, with various reports saying issues related to customs, lack of truck drivers and some roads remaining impassable are keeping the supplies from distribution.