Gov. Scott returns from Puerto Rico after visit to help recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria

Governor Rick Scott and other officials traveled to Puerto Rico on Thursday to help with recovery efforts on the island after Hurricane Maria hit a week ago

Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló invited Governor Scott and the two met at 10 a.m. on Thursday in San Juan. 

After returning to Florida, Gov. Scott spoke in Florida, saying Florida knows how to handle hurricanes, and will put that to the test to help Puerto Rico.

Scott says the first step is figuring out how to get supplies out of the port.

The Florida National Guard was put on standby to help Puerto Rico. 

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As of Thursday morning, only 4 percent of the island has power. 

The hospitals are running out of generator fuel. Food and water is limited on the island and there have been problems getting supplies to the people affected. 

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