Pence meets with Puerto Ricans recovering from hurricane

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Posted: Oct 05, 2017 6:56 PM
Pence meets with Puerto Ricans recovering from hurricane

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is getting some advice as he prepares to survey hurricane damage in Puerto Rico: Go to the heart of the devastation.

Pence is greeting a group of Puerto Ricans who recently arrived at Orlando International Airport and are getting help from relief agencies.

Everlinda Burgos flew into Orlando a few hours earlier from her home in Naranjito. She says to Pence: "Don't go to San Juan. Go inside the country like where I live."

Burgos told Pence that President Donald Trump went to "another part" earlier this week. But she says the vice president should "go to the center" on Friday "because that's where the disaster is."

Pence says the administration will "work every part of it and help Puerto Rico recover." He hugged Burgos.