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Miami, FL — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) today urged President Donald Trump to approve the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s request for a pre-landfall emergency declaration in anticipation of Tropical Storm Dorian. In their letter, the Senators asked the President to ensure that full federal resources are made available for the safety of the American citizens in Puerto Rico.
 
The full text of the letter is below. 
 
Dear Mr. President:
 
We write in full support of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s request for a pre-landfall emergency declaration for the island in anticipation of Tropical Storm Dorian. As current projections indicate, Tropical Storm Dorian is forecasted to be near hurricane strength when it moves close to Puerto Rico. As such, we urge you to immediately approve this request to ensure that full federal resources are made available.
 
Puerto Ricans are still in the process of recovering from Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island on September 20, 2017. As Tropical Storm Dorian approaches, the state and federal government must effectively coordinate in order to help reduce the potential loss of life and destruction of property. As we witnessed last October with Hurricane Michael, preparation and up-front resources are paramount. 
 
We strongly urge you to consider all of the circumstances referenced in Puerto Rico’s request and approve this pre-landfall emergency declaration that will provide the resources necessary to ensure the safety of the American citizens in Puerto Rico. Thank you for your attention to this important matter. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
ANTES DE LA LLEGADA DE LA TORMENTA TROPICAL DORIAN, RUBIO, SCOTT URGEN AL PRESIDENTE A QUE APRUEBE LA DECLARACIÓN DE EMERGENCIA DE PUERTO RICO
 
Miami, FL —  Los senadores estadounidenses Marco Rubio (R-FL) y Rick Scott (R-FL) hoy instaron al presidente Donald Trump a aprobar la solicitud del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico de declarar una emergencia antes que la tormenta tropical Dorian toque tierra. En su carta, los senadores le pidieron al presidente que se asegure de que los recursos federales completos estén disponibles para la seguridad de los ciudadanos estadounidenses en Puerto Rico. 
 
El texto completo de la carta está aquí.