More than 20 Minnesotans remain to assist cleanup efforts following hurricanes

- As the United States recovers from a battery of hurricanes that have decimated major cities like Miami, Houston and San Juan and left many rural areas without power, food, medicine and other necessities, the work for many aid organizations and government agencies is just beginning.

The Army Corps of Engineers originally deployed 200 people from the region that includes the Twin Cities, and more than 20 employees of the department still remain in affected areas.

Of those, 14 are in Puerto Rico, seven are in Texas and another two are in Florida.

In the coming days the Corps also plans to send additional support to Puerto Rico, primarily for construction and debris management.

The St. Paul District employs nearly 600 people and has a budget of more than $100 million.

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