ONLY ON KQ2: 139th Airlift Wing Sends Aid to Puerto Rico

Members of the 139th set out for Puerto Rico Wednesday morning to deliver supplies to the devastated island.

Posted: Oct 18, 2017 10:10 AM
Updated: Oct 19, 2017 10:42 AM

Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, more than a million people still struggle for food, water and other necessities.

The 139th Airlift Wing is doing its part to help with relief efforts, and KQ2's Kristina Zagame had the opportunity to join the 139th on one of its missions.

Members of the 139th set out for Puerto Rico Wednesday morning to deliver supplies to the devastated island.

Most of the team will stay in Puerto Rico for about two months.

"Our guys are doing a great job," said Col. John Cluck. "Our guys at the 139th know that we have very important work here and this really does matter for people's lives, so we're glad to be of assistance."

The death toll now stands at 48 but that number may rise with more than a hundred people still unaccounted for after last month's hurricane.

We will bring you more reports on the 139th Airlift Wing's relief mission to Puerto Rico throughout the week.

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Wednesday's rain is associated with a cold front that will move through Thursday morning. Expect breezy winds overnight and into Thursday as well. This will also lead to cooling temperatures throughout the day with afternoon temperatures only in the 40s. Expect it to be a mostly cloudy day, too.
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