One WTC, Kosciuszko Bridge among NY landmarks to be lit red, white & blue for 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Residents wait as U.S. soldiers unload food and water, provided by FEMA, in a neighborhood still without grid electricity or running water on October 17, 2017 in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. The food and water delivery mission included U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Hacienda forces. Residents said this was the first official governmental delivery of food and water to the community, nearly four weeks after the hurricane hit.
Residents wait as U.S. soldiers unload food and water, provided by FEMA, in a neighborhood still without grid electricity or running water on October 17, 2017 in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. The food and water delivery mission included U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Hacienda forces. Residents said this was the first official governmental delivery of food and water to the community, nearly four weeks after the hurricane hit. Photo credit Mario Tama/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Fourteen landmarks and bridges across New York State will be illuminated Tuesday night red, white and blue — the colors of the Puerto Rican flag — for the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced earlier in the day.

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"Five years ago, Hurricane Maria brought devastation to Puerto Rico, but also showed us the resiliency of the Puerto Rican people," said Hochul. "As we illuminate our state landmarks tonight, we pay tribute to the thousands of lives that were tragically lost and reaffirm our commitment to supporting our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico."

Iconic New York landmarks like One World Trade Center, Niagara Falls and the Kosciuszko Bridge are among the sites slated to be illuminated.

New York State participated in the relief effort after Hurricane Maria by helping secure federal funds from FEMA and sending New York Power Authority workers to assess Puerto Rican energy infrastructure.

Hochul’s announcement comes in the wake of Hurricane Fiona, the most devastating storm to hit the island since Maria.

New York is sending 100 State Troopers and more NYPA staff to support Fiona relief efforts.

The state has also enlisted businesses like Delta, JetBlue and Coca-Cola to assist in the recovery.