From the Morning Memo:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted the federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria on Thursday in a statement after a report by the island’s government found 1,400 people died in the storm’s aftermath.

“The shocking death toll underscores the scale of the tragedy as well as the extent of the federal government’s failure to respond to this crisis,” Cuomo said in the statement. “This tragedy was not just the result of Mother Nature’s fury, but the direct consequence of President Trump and the federal government’s incompetence and neglect of the people of Puerto Rico.”

Cuomo has made multiple trips to Puerto Rico in recent months to provide state aid and support and criticize the response by President Donald Trump’s administration to the storm.

Cuomo has urged a more robust federal effort to help restore the island after the storm, including a faster deployment of storm aid.

“It is far past time that the federal government take responsibility for its failure and deliver the full federal aid requested by Puerto Rico,” Cuomo said.

“In New York, we continue to mourn for the lives lost and for all those who were impacted by Hurricane Maria. And we will continue to walk with Puerto Rico every step of the way on her long path to full recovery.”