HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Travelers swamp Puerto Ri...

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:58 AM

Travelers swamp Puerto Rico's main airport; dam on verge of collapse

Source: Reuters




SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 / 9:19 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Dave Graham, Robin Respaut

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hundreds of stranded travelers filled the sweltering halls of San Juan International Airport on Monday anxious to know when they could leave and reconnect with families after Hurricane Maria devastated power and communications across the island.

Fearful of checking out of hotels in case they could not get on the few flights available, worried passengers waited in long lines at Puerto Rico’s main airport, struggling to get through to loved ones and airlines alike.

“Everything is hearsay at the moment because there is no communication,” said 31-year-old Rene Kessler, a medical student from Baltimore, Maryland, preparing to spend the night in the airport ahead of what he hoped would be a flight back to the United States.

Puerto Rican officials have confirmed at least 10 storm-related fatalities on the island, and the hurricane was blamed for at least 19 other deaths across the Caribbean, the bulk of them on the devastated island nation of Dominica.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-maria/travelers-swamp-puerto-ricos-main-airport-dam-on-verge-of-collapse-idUSKCN1C01TJ

9 replies, 2167 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Travelers swamp Puerto Rico's main airport; dam on verge of collapse (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 25 OP
Raven Sep 25 #1
dbackjon Sep 25 #2
lark Sep 25 #3
marylandblue Sep 25 #4
lark Sep 25 #5
uppityperson Sep 25 #6
truthisfreedom Sep 25 #7
mackdaddy Sep 25 #8
Cryptoad Sep 25 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:00 AM

1. Oh Donald, where are you????? n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:07 AM

2. Puerto Rico needs to be on the top of every news story

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dbackjon (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:18 AM

3. What the hell is wrong with him and the media?

I only listened to Morning Joe a few minutes today, but it was on in the background as I was getting ready for work. I didn't hear one thing about Puerto Rico and it's a catastrophe. I know Drumpf is a total ass, but he sent resources to TX and FL, why is he ignoring Puerto Rico? Is this just part of his disdain and hate for dark folks or since they aren't part of the mainland he thinks they don't matter? This is serious and I can't believe the media are getting manipulated so badly and don't make the situation there front and center!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lark (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:48 AM

4. I read that there is help going to Puerto Rico

I blame the media for reporting on Trump's tweets more than the unfolding disaster in Puerto Rico or the escalating situation in NK. They always go for the shiny oblect rather than the real story.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to marylandblue (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:51 AM

5. I agree.

Our free press all to often does a totally shitty job on reporting important things, because these things don't matter to their bosses, (all 1%ers) and because of the other bright, shiney objects. They are part of the reason why Drumpf and Russia were able to steal the office.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:57 AM

6. K&R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:20 PM

7. Horrible irony that they have a severe water shortage yet

They have a dam about to burst.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:26 PM

8. More American citizens live in Puerto Rico than:


Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming..

COMBINED!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 02:53 PM

9. Thanks to Don teh Con's denial,,,,,,

looks like the dead may be the lucky ones in Puerto Rico ,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread