Local charity flying aid to Puerto Rico Monday

Frederick Owens
October 10, 2017

When pressed for question, a FEMA spokesperson told The Washington Post that the information is still available on the Spanish website, which Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló maintains.

"I was having fun", Trump said of his four-hour visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, last Tuesday.

"Our goal is to clear roadways to provide better access for getting aid to the people and fix infrastructure", said Army Capt. Joseph Varin, commander of Task Force Palmetto in Puerto Rico.

Menendez is the highest ranking Latino in the U.S. Congress and has been a key figure in getting Congress to authorize hurricane relief to help to the U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

One major problem, Evangelista pointed out, is that while help has been arriving in Mexico City, the surrounding areas that also experienced mass devastation from the natural disaster have not received almost enough aid.

Saying that due to the "crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, and the high likelihood that the Fiscal Plan will have to be revised", Bermuda-based Assured Guaranty withdrew their lawsuit challenging the legality of the Commonwealth's Fiscal Plan.

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Puerto Rico received a $6.4 billion Medicaid grant from the government allocated for fiscal years 2011-2019. Project Loon obtained consent agreements to use land mobile radio (LMR) radio spectrum in the 900 MHz band from existing carriers operating within Puerto Rico. Google parent company Alphabet has proposed launching balloons over the island to bring Wi-Fi service to hard-to-reach places, as it has in other parts of the world.

At a press conference held prior to going on the trip, Menendez urged President Donald Trump to increase federal response efforts to help alleviate the suffering on the island.

"Increasingly painful to [understand] the american people want to help and US Gov does not want to help". Many cell towers and power plants are still down, making communication hard.

Next weekend the organizations will also be taking non perishable donations like water, batteries, and flashlights to send to those in Puerto Rico.

The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dismissed the mayor of San Juan's vocal criticism of the Trump administration's Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

It's important to underscore that the United States is deploying help to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is vital to the health and wellbeing of all Americans. "The island is generally without power, ten or eleven percent of the island has power, they are hoping in a month that it'll be twenty percent". "But the local support disappears eventually, and that's when they need the extra support".

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