Noviembre 29, 2020

East Tennesseans struggle to reach family in Puerto Rico

30 Setiembre 2017, 06:24 | Bibiana Flor

East Tennesseans struggle to reach family in Puerto Rico

East Tennesseans struggle to reach family in Puerto Rico

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But Trump did not repeat what his acting homeland security secretary's said when she called the situation on the ground "a good news story'".

"He continued:" ... The fact is that Puerto Rico has been destroyed by two hurricanes.

Also on the flight was Sister Rose Morales, who said she was asked by strangers to give blessings before she departed the island.

Duke shifted her tone after she landed in Puerto Rico Friday. Infrastructure is ruined, power is still out and communication is nearly impossible. "And the response and recovery effort probably has never been seen for something like this", Trump said during a speech to the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington on Friday.

Miller said the supplies that have made it off their ships are FEMA loads, which have been sent to FEMA distribution centers on the island. "He has been not only tweeting, but I know he has been in contact with the governor, and we appreciate that", she said.

The Food and Drug Administration is anxious that there could be shortages of some critical drugs normally produced in Puerto Rico if manufacturing plants there are closed for an extended period of time.

The initial phase of disaster response is underway, Montano says, but the response is going to take many years.

Victor Morris talked with KRDO NewsChannel 13 via FaceTime from the Miami Airport.

Traveling with Duke were TSA Administrator David Pekoske, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Semonite, Coast Guard VADM Karl Schultz, DHS infrastructure official Christopher Krebs, and Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon.

Over a week after Hurricane Maria struck, millions still need urgent aid. Lines at gas stations reportedly stretch for miles.

With stifling humidity and temperatures in the high 90s, it started to rain on Mantiega and dozens of other hopeful shoppers trying to get food.

His heart breaks as well for his island, friends, and family.

President Donald Trump on Thursday eased rules that limited vessels with shipments from going into Puerto Rico - a 1920s maritime law known as the Jones Act - but journalists and officials on the ground said a lack of fuel and damaged roads are making it hard to get supplies to those who need them. We've lost communication, as with everything in Puerto Rico, with numerous drivers and trucks. This is a people-are-dying story.

They, along with Crowley's existing vessel fleet, will operate continuously without a set schedule to get as much cargo to Puerto Rico as quickly as possible and as many empty containers out of the island so that they can be returned with full loads, said the company.

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