Hochul spends day on Long Island prepping for Henri as Cuomo goes it alone

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul — who will take over for Gov. Andrew Cuomo early Tuesday — was working with Long Island officials Saturday as Hurricane Henri loomed, her office said.

“She is on Long Island today and toured areas and discussed storm prep plans with local officials in Southampton,” spokeswoman Haley Viccaro said in an email. “The lieutenant governor is also actively involved in the communications and response.”

Hochul tweeted that she also took part in a call with President Biden, Cuomo and Northeastern governors about federal storm prep. “President stressed full federal government cooperation & commitment. @RedCross & @fema are offering their assistance,” she said.


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