US to send more drones to Alaska to assist with hurricane recovery

The US is planning to send another four unmanned aerial vehicles to Alaska as part of a $600 million program to assist the state in recovering from Hurricane Maria.

The Air Force will also spend $300 million to purchase eight more C-130J cargo planes to transport aid, including water, food and medical supplies, to the islands and communities hit hardest by the storm, the service said.

Alaska Gov.

Bill Walker said on Twitter that the move will help bolster recovery efforts in the state, which has been hit hardest with the storm.

Walker said the state will get “a lot more help” from the military, but stressed that the military will be a partner to assist Alaska.