A Virginia eye consulting company that had to suspend operations due to the flooding of its office after Hurricane Maria hit the state said Thursday it plans to reopen.
The Virginia Eye Consultants said in a statement that it is “deeply saddened” by the “disappointing news” that Hurricane Maria caused damage to its office in Norfolk, Virginia, on Tuesday and that it expects the company will reopen as soon as possible.
The firm said that “we appreciate the many and varied efforts of the local, state and federal governments to support our clients in their time of need.”
The company said that it was grateful for all the help the company has received during this challenging time and will continue to provide professional eye care services to all of our clients.
Terry McAuliffe announced the state would not extend aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and Florida after Hurricane Irma hit the island.
Puerto Rico Gov.
Ricardo Rosselló also said that he would be postponing a decision on relief funding for Puerto Rico until the hurricane was over.
A report in The New York Times on Wednesday indicated that Virginia’s eye consulting firm had been struggling to make payroll because of the storm.
The company has been working with state government and local government agencies to help cover the cost of hurricane-related costs.
The Virginia Eye Consulting has been operating in Virginia since 2005, according to the firm’s website.