Crowley Establishes Flow of Relief Cargo into Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

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"If this is not taken care of, people are going to start dying", said Juan Carlos Sotomonte, M.D., medical director of the cardiovascular unit at Puerto Rico Medical Center, the largest public hospital on the island. This u.s. territory of more than 3 million inhabitants, is now immersed in the dark.

The picture coming out of Puerto Rico is grim in the wake of Maria: Streets flooded and towns left without fresh water, fuel or phone service, or electricity.

At least 10 of those who died were in Puerto Rico, including several who drowned or were hit by flying debris, and three elderly sisters killed in a mudslide. Maria was a Category 4 storm, one of the strongest to strike the island, and brought down its entire power grid. After suffering damage in the storm, the Guajataca Dam threatened to burst, putting more lives in danger, causing more devastation and complicating rescue and recovery efforts.

Humanitarian group Project HOPE has also been deployed to Puerto Rico, according to an article from South Florida Caribbean News. They are now financing needs assessment efforts to identify and prioritize the most critical community needs, and long-term structural and power repairs to the most vulnerable communities. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) Francisco Santiago Torres and his wife, Suzette Vega Rozas, say they felt more comfortable being in the shelter than at their home in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We know that there are capabilities in the surrounding areas, helicopters, planes and so forth.

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As part of that agreement, he agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months and will register as a sex offender. One of the messages included a photo of his penis whilst he was near his four-year-old son, according to The Metro .

The loss of so numerous islands homegrown crops will likely affect the food supply for months to come, forcing Puerto Rico to import even more food.

While Donald Trump dedicated his weekend Twitter activities to attacking professional athletes, North Korea, and John McCain, the president wrote nothing about Puerto Rico-even as the island continues to reel from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. Equally welcome was his announcement that he plans to visit Puerto Rico.

He is scheduled on a flight on Monday 10/2 and will be traveling to Puerto Rico to assist with the relief effort. An estimated total of $780 million in farm yields was lost to Maria, on top of $45 million lost to Hurricane Irma earlier this month, the Agriculture Department said.

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