"New York knows first-hand the dangers of Mother Nature's anger. We have felt the damage that extreme weather can cause time and time again, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with Louisiana and Texas as they prepare for Hurricane Harvey.
"I spoke with Governor Greg Abbott of Texas and Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana a short time ago and offered our assistance before and following the storm. Just as this nation came together for New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New York stands ready to provide these states with personnel, equipment and whatever else they might need.
"Helping neighbors in their time of need is the New York way, and we are always ready to step in and lend a helping hand."