Trump to visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday

Sergio Conner
September 28, 2017

And we told her to get on a plane. The island is dealing with catastrophic damage after Hurricane Maria struck on September 20, killing at least 16 people and leaving almost all 3.4 million residents without power and most without water.

"There are thousands of containers in the port of San Juan right now", said Diana Emmanuelli, a Maria evacuee.

Twelve commercial flights were authorized for Tuesday, the airport reported. Spokesman David Lapan said most of the humanitarian shipments to Puerto Rico will be through barges, which make up a significant portion of the USA -flagged cargo fleet.

Vicens sent her girls, 9-year-old Jalaya, twin 13-year-olds Kaylie and Kyla, and 19-year-old Nijah to live with her parents in San German about 65 miles southwest of San Juan at the end of July so they could learn Spanish. Mariel Burtelle of Seaford, Del. secured a ticket Tuesday night. "I put in her name and phone number and we have no result", she said. "They don't have a morgue". If they need help with how to do it, I will help them. "I'm hoping my brother will pick me up".

"I don't have the freaking energy to write a memo", Cruz said. "There's lines, they don't have any cash".

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Lenders should also consider increasing ATM cash limits and easing terms for new loans in communities battered by the storm's ferocious winds and torrential rains, said the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which regulates national banks.

NBC10 anchor Jim Rosenfield joined T62 reporters Alex Galarza and their photographers on the Philly flight to San Juan. Half of the country is without water and only 20 percent of Puerto Rico's cell towers work. And we need to rebuild it.

"It's a different Puerto Rico", Suarez sad. Since Maria, the organization has been feeding an estimated 14,000 people a day and providing shelter.

"With millions of US citizens stranded in remote areas without basic necessities, engineers are needed first to clear the roads", wrote the Democratic lawmakers. Victims' fellow Americans are eager to help in the recovery process - which may be an opportunity to rebuild in other important ways. "This is a chance for all of us to share our compassion with others", said director of GOHSEP, Jim Waskom.

"Thank God we're blessed to help".

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