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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:59 AM

Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation

Source: The Washington Post




By Samantha Schmidt and Joel Achenbach September 24 at 10:35 PM

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Four days after a major hurricane battered Puerto Rico, leaving the entire island in a communications and power blackout, regions outside San Juan remained disconnected from the rest of the island — and the world. Juncos, in a mountainous region southeast of the capital that was slammed with Maria’s most powerful winds, remains isolated, alone, afraid.

For many residents, the challenge of accessing the essentials of modern life — gasoline, cash, food, water — began to sink in. And government officials had no answers for them. Estimates for the return of electricity and basic services will be measured not in days but in weeks and months. For those most vulnerable, far too long.

Many have been openly wondering when help will arrive, whether from local officials or from the federal government. The first thing some villagers ask when they see outsiders: “Are you FEMA?”

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is warning that his government needs broader assistance from the federal government, calling on the Pentagon especially to provide more aid for law enforcement and transportation. Rosselló said he’s also worried that Congress will shortchange his island once the initial wave of emergency relief is gone.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/hot-isolated-and-running-out-of-supplies-parts-of-puerto-rico-near-desperation/2017/09/24/7f3bcc78-a139-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:27 AM

1. But are they knelling?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:47 AM

2. Does our president know Puerto Rico is part of the United States?

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:03 AM

3. Apparently google news doesn't know either. You have to find P.R. news under the "world" listing.

Did not see any Puerto Rico news under the US heading. Sent google an email about this just now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:35 AM

4. Their Secretary of State is not helping

Secretary Luis Gerardo Rivera Marín is a hardline trump supporter and has made a point to praise trump and his administration every time he has been on Rachel’s show.

Maybe they need somebody that isn’t kissing trump’s ass and is willing to be a spokesperson or the people of PR.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:04 PM

6. A lot of conservitives in Puerto Rico. But they still have lost pretty much all their agriculture.

There's no time for politics in this situation. There will be starvation - nothing for them to eat there but maybe fish and UN/USAID famine supplies by the end of next month if they don't get help.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:32 PM

7. Than their SoS should stop kissing trumps ass

And start advocating for the people of the territory he was elected to represent.
Every time he has been on Rachel’s show he has name dropped trump or his wife and their great support. Obviously not. It’s about time he was called to the carpet by Rachel or some actual journalist for the complete lack of support by this administration.

We are the wealthiest nation on Earth, our citizens should not need to receive aid from the UN.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:57 AM

5. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 02:44 PM

8. Never fear. El Drumpfer has sent

a couple of minions over to "assess" damage. They'll get back to us in a month or so.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:00 PM

9. We've got 8 Wasp-class and 2 America-class amphibious assault carriers

Each one packing 1,000 Marines, a fully functioning 68-bed hospital with operating rooms, 50,000 sq. ft of cargo space, Amphibious Assault Vehicles that can land on beaches, and dozens of Osprey and Sea Stallion aircraft that don't need runways.

Where. The. Fuck. Are. They?

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:58 PM

11. Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has been assisting Disaster Response Operations since second week of Sep

Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has been assisting Disaster Response Operations since second week of Sept

The others are currently located at...


Bremerton, WA

Nortfolk, VA

San Diego, CA

Newport News, VA

Eastern Pacific

Western Atlantic

Qualifications of coast of Japan



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:52 PM

10. kicking... It feels like Puerto Rico has been

all but forgotten

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