VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY)- Operation Blessing deployed its U.S. Disaster Relief Team Tuesday to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico.

According to a press release, the humanitarian organization departed Norfolk carrying emergency relief equipment.

“We deploy people from here and we are able to use our team of experts to go ahead and travel to those impacted destinations,” Troy Ott, the Administrative Coordinator for Operation Blessings U.S. Disaster Relief, said.

The team arrived on the ground and did an assessment. They worked with San Juan and Ponce organizations to hand out emergency supplies and plan the next steps.

The team noted extensive power outages, flooding and mudslides. There are also roads with restricted travel.

Ott said they wanted to help the residents.

“There is a great need down there. There are millions of people without power and it is devastating,” Ott said.

The Disaster Relief Team brought dozens of portable solar lights for residents left in the dark. Each light can run for 10 hours on a single charge.

“People have no power at night. The solar lamps are providing them power,” he said.

The team brought aqua tablets. The tablets ensure the water is clean and drinkable.

“The availability of safe water and electricity are critical in the aftermath of any disaster,” said Operation Blessing’s International Disaster Relief coordinator Benjamin Britton. “Without those, the situation could very quickly turn into a public health calamity. Operation Blessing has worked to serve the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, and we are honored to return today and help these wonderful people in any way we can.”

They also packed some disaster relief buckets that help with the clean-up efforts.

“They provide paper towels. They have trash bags. They have cleaning supplies,” Ott said.

He said Operation Blessings is ready to provide relief anywhere it’s needed.

“Our operations manager is constantly looking at the weather and monitoring it,” Ott said.

Operation Blessings will continue to assess any damage and continue to monitor the weather. They will decide the next steps necessary to help the people impacted most.

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