Suffolk police are accepting donations for the residents of Puerto Rico, who have been hardhit by the Hurricane Fiona.
The National Weather Service said that catastrophic and life-threatening flash, urban, and moderate to major river flooding, as well as mudslides, are likely for southern and eastern Puerto Rico through Tuesday because of rain from Fiona.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison said, “Hurricane Fiona has left a wake of unimaginable destruction for the people of Puerto Rico, whose safety and wellbeing has been steadfastly on my mind since the news of the storm broke,” Harrison said. “It is my hope the residents of Suffolk County and the SCPD will come together to gather the necessary supplies to ease the burden of Puerto Ricans as they rebuild and recover.”
Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico overnight, devastating the small island with high winds
“As Long Islanders, we know firsthand the devastation extreme weather can cause, and today my
thoughts are with the people of Puerto Rico as the island deals with catastrophic flooding and a trail of unimaginable destruction from Hurricane Fiona,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said. “It is times like these that we must all come together, and through this supply drive we hope to help collect the necessary supplies to support those in need.”
Collection bins will be placed in each of the Suffolk County Police precinct stationhouses, as well as Police Headquarters in Yaphank, accepting donations of toiletries, non-perishable food products, personal hygiene products, and baby products, including diapers. Donations will be accepted through Sept. 30 when they will be sent to residents of Puerto Rico.