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Puerto Rico needs help. Here's what we can do

28 Setiembre 2017, 09:14 | Bibiana Flor

Puerto Rico needs help. Here's what we can do

Puerto Rico needs help. Here's what we can do

Officials are estimating it will take four to six months to fully restore power to the island.

According to CNN, White House staffers on Monday had been planning for the president to head to the U.S. Virgin Islands, with a Puerto Rico trip to come later. Deep trouble. And aging infrastructure and massive debt exacerbated by Hurricane Maria's destructive path across the island are making the recovery effort more hard. "Hearing them over the phone, reading text's been extremely hard, because I haven't been there to support them", she told Action News.

His worry was for good reason. Some of the local Salvation Army workers have family in Puerto Rico, or have lived there themselves. Without electricity, the USA territory can not pump and filter water for tap, and there aren't enough generators to fill in, or diesel to fuel them. He also served overseas.

What happens to the Jones Act and Puerto Rico next? Maria Lee said she hadn't heard from her family in seven days.

"I called her, I just called her to see what would happen and she answered! I'll give it another 24 hours". Since then, they've become close.

With the Midlands experiencing a disaster a short time ago, Tanya Rodriguez-Hodges says she wants people to remember the struggle people went through then and pay it forward.

"I have no jurisdiction over those ports", Cruz said.

"I've been trying my father day and night, my sister day and night, my aunt day and night. Something has to happen".

Most of the country remains without power, and many are without food, water and fuel. The DHS says since Maria made landfall, it has delivered more than 1.5 million meals, 1.1 million liters of water, among other items.

Puerto Rico's governor has thanked the President Donald Trump for his response but said that the island needs more help.

The waiver from the shipping law, which requires American-made and operated vessels to transport cargo between United States ports, will only last for 10 days and goes into effect immediately, the Hill magazine reported.

You donate and check out more of Santiago's story on his GoFundMe Page.

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