Desperation in Puerto Rico fuels frustration with federal response

Acting Homeland Secretary Elaine Duke center is briefed on the Hurricane Maria response during a flight to Puerto Rico on Friday Sept. 29 2017. President Donald Trump on Thursday cleared the way for more supplies to head to Puerto Rico by waiving rest

Desperation in Puerto Rico fuels frustration with federal response

"She has been working 24/7 [while] you have been GOLFING", Miranda said to Trump Saturday (Sept. 30) after he critiqued Cruz's leadership in Puerto Rico following the relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

"They can not believe that that's the Puerto Rico where they spent all the years of their life".

Conditions are not favorable for development into a tropical storm, but locally heavy rainfall is expected over the Leeward Islands, including Dominica; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Puerto Rico.

Cruz said she wasn't alone in concluding that federal action to help the US commonwealth recover from Hurricane Maria, which hit on September 20, had been inadequate so far. Dallas basketball guard J.J. Barea ferried 40,000 pounds of food, water, and other items to the island; and the musician helped transport cancer patients to the USA mainland, according to news reports.

"You go to the shelters and you see people sleeping on the floor", Rodriguez told me.

According to reports, Trump actually agreed to speak with Scarborough and Brzezinski when they were in Mar-a-Lago, and there's no evidence that Brzezinski's face was bleeding.

"I think at this point on we should contact our elected officials in congress to make it a priority to help Puerto Rico", he said. She said the waiver is needed to help the territory after it suffered hits from both Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

"She's getting more complicated, with fever and all that, and we have nothing here to give her", said Dr. Astrid Morales, a local physician volunteering at the shelter.

Puerto Rico, home to more than 3 million USA citizens, has had limited food, bottled water and medical supplies since Hurricane Maria struck nine days ago. But, you know, I have to say today another boat came from Puerto Rico. But a comparison of the response timelines to Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 and to Maria in Puerto Rico now are not particularly favorable. Sen.

The rain is typical in the tropics, but due to the hurricane, recovery efforts could be compromised.

Cruz responded, "This is a people-are-dying story".

"This is not just happening to people who are in Puerto Rico, but anyone who identifies themselves as Puerto Rican". Reuters reported on Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security said there was "no need" to waive the Jones Act because it "would do nothing to address the island's main impediment to shipping, damaged ports". Army National GuardAround 5 p.m. Governor Roy Cooper authorized sending 200 engineers from the N.C. Army National Guard to Puerto Rico to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. Hospitals and clinics are slowly opening, but still do not have enough supplies and medications to care for the surge of patients, many of whom have been waiting for medical attention for days in nearby shelters. How are Puerto Rican residents communicating on the island and with family in Florida after the hurricane knocked out power and dealt a massive blow to the cell service? Are you seeing shortages right now of necessary supplies? GuideStar has made it easy to view a list of charities with information about what they do and where the money specifically goes to.

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