Trump stressed that the island’s infrastructure, including its roads and power grid, “was in pretty rough shape” before the storm.
“It appears the federal emergency response is focused on diesel to repower the island”, Marco Krapels, co-founder of Empowered by Light, said in a statement. Her elderly mother lives on the first floor. “Personally we have a small generator which we use to power our fridge and freezer and some fans during the day”.
FLORIDO: She says, welcome to my home.
“We’re all trying to make a difference, that’s what it’s all about”, he said.
Take Frank Joseph Sugden, 51, the owner of an established family tuxedo and gown business in Bayamon. The roof is completely – it’s just nonexistent anymore. “We’ve just been kind of shrinking, shrinking, shrinking, and this is kind of a lethal blow”. “I mean, this was – I think it was worse than Katrina”. She just wants to stay dry.
If you’re interested in donating to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, visit El Fondo Boricua, a fund of the St. Paul Foundation.
Now, after Maria, weddings and other formal parties have been largely canceled through December, so his store is closed.
“After he went to the island, both of us were so angry we were shaking”, Whitney said. Wings of Rescue has partnered with the Greatergood.org and the ASPCA to attempt to formulate solutions to these problems.
Puerto Rico houses more than 50 medical device manufacturing plants that produce more than 1,000 different devices, ranging from surgical instruments to cardiac pacemakers. Six hours after arriving, they were still waiting for their 300 meals. (Whitney, 40, the internet communications manager at Roanoke College, met him there during a semester abroad from Virginia Tech two decades ago).
FLORIDO: There are actually two kinds of tarps. Estimates for Maria are already at nearly $100 billion with recovery not even really underway.This is, of course, only the material damage. But FEMA isn’t expecting delivery till the end of the month.
In desperation, Puerto Ricans are bathing and washing their clothes in rivers that have raw sewage pouring into them, the Associated Press reported, exposing them to bacteria like Leptospira, which causes leptospirosis.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Twenty-eight foot here.
FLORIDO: We watched one government-hired crew measuring a house in a working-class neighborhood of San Juan.
“They’ll get paid the regular salary, overtime pay that’s applicable, and that sort of thing; but as far as getting there, and having per diem or housing costs paid for, that’ll be up to the employee”, spokesman Tim Norman said. Only 63 percent of the people had drinking water. Whitefish CEO Andy Techmanski said previous work restoring transmission lines damaged by wildfires in the western U.S. has prepared them for the Puerto Rico contract.
He predicts if the water crisis around the world is ignored, the issue will continue to grow.
“We have all hands on deck at this time”, Hernandez says.