Sen. Tim Kaine visits Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage

11 October, 2017, 00:39 | Author: Anita Tucker
  • Lt. Detective Cruz and Officer Marrero at Logan Airport before leaving for Puerto Rico

It has been three weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island, lashing it with 150 mph (241 kmph) winds and rain for more than 30 hours.

Rossello said drinking water supplies have been restored to almost 60 percent of the island but some areas in the north remained at around 20 percent almost three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the USA territory. However, I am happy to say when I raised that question, the DHS and FEMA folks said, 'look, here's what we're doing.

"They had these lovely, soft towels", Trump said.

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard has activated four members of the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company A, 139th Brigade Support Battalion at the request of Puerto Rico government authorities to help with recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Rossello spoke with CNN on Monday, saying that 65 to 70 percent of drinking water has been restored to the island.

There are New Jerseyans who are still trying to get home from Puerto Rico after being stranded on the island due to Hurricane Maria. It could help provide the people of Puerto Rico with access to cellular service to connect with loved ones and access life-saving information.

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The visit was through the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"You have to rebuild an entire system from the transmission to the distribution, so it will be a lot involved and it will be a lengthy process, but it's nice to be able to get over there and get started", Corbitt said.

"I'm just so grateful cause Puerto Rico needs help", Terry Cruz, with SCSO, said. But Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands get a fixed amount of federal dollars for Medicaid-and lawmakers are anxious they could run out of health-care funding.

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Trump defended himself after taking criticism for tossing paper towels while visiting hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The current administration announced a 29 billion dollar aide package; however Kaine says only 12.6 billion is for Puerto Rico and the US Virginia Island.

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