NEW YORK — Dozens of workers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will be flying to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s widespread devastation.

About 70 Port Authority employees will be joining 100 members of the New York State Police and National Guard who are departing Friday from JFK Airport.

Staff from the Port Authority’s Aviation Department will assist San Juan International Airport. Some passengers there have been waiting for days to get a flight off the island.

Port Authority workers will also help unload and prepare aid shipments at the port of San Juan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that New York state was sending additional personnel and supplies to help Puerto Rico’s recovery effort.