Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Zuckerberg details Facebook's response to Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis

McCain calls for removal of 'archaic' law to get supplies to Puerto Rico Local first responders, family members traveling to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico
Kenny Thornton | 28 September, 2017, 22:38

Rubio is in favor of waiving the Jones Act, but stressed that loosening maritime law won't exclusively solve Puerto Rico's logistical problems. Right now we have enough fuel.

'Will my dad get his cancer treatment?'

Hurricane Maria hit the United States territory more than a week ago, leaving it without power and its roughly 3.4 million residents short on fuel and other supplies.

Matt Stelling is an adventurous guy, but 10 days after he and his girlfriend arrived in Puerto Rico, it's pretty clear he wants this adventure to be over.

President Donald Trump will visit Puerto Rico and the USVI next Tuesday to assess the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which killed at least 16 people, destroyed neighborhoods, and left approximately 3.4 million people without power.

But Maria knocked out the USA territory's entire power grid, crippling its water and sewage treatment system. A FEMA briefing on Tuesday reported that only 11 of the islands 69 hospitals had power.

Just west of San Juan in Canovanas, locals crowded a water truck filling all the containers they could carry. We are USA citizens. In the second, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tells CBS, "I know leaders aren't supposed to cry, and especially not on TV, but we are having a humanitarian crisis here, and we are doing everything we can".

Bossert says news of the devastation and frustration on the island isn't so much wrong as it is outdated.

Media captionUS Navy evacuates residents from storm-devastated Dominica How is the US responding?

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The core cast of the first film is also out, since Disney is looking to revamp the story with an entirely new set of actors (womp, womp).

Trump mulls waiving law that ties up relief efforts in P.R. It was loaded with passengers and 19,000 pounds of cargo, including relief supplies.

Once the storm calmed down, these birds were on their way back home.

Yet DHS officials downplayed the need for additional vessels in Puerto Rico, arguing that the biggest challenge facing the island is distributing goods from San Juan to outlying areas.

What is the Jones Act? He said he would visit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on October 3.

The Jones Act requires that all goods and supplies shipped between US ports be carried by American-owned and operated ships.

The regulation was created to promote the American commercial shipping industry.

There are many ways to get involved and help those in desperate need of support in Puerto Rico.

It kinda makes you think we should have just elected Hillary Clinton in the first place.

This means aid from countries such as the nearby Dominican Republic can not directly be sent to the devastated island.

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