Grace Deveny, one of the MGH nurses going, says the hospital there still doesn't have power or water.
'Will my dad get his cancer treatment?' He noted there was a seven-day waiver after Hurricane Irma, which was much less devastating to the island. The Defense Department has not requested a waiver in the case of Puerto Rico. "This is 3.1 or 2 million Americans that are without power, without running water".
At a rally Friday, Trump mused, "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired".
Just west of San Juan in Canovanas, locals crowded a water truck filling all the containers they could carry. We are United States citizens.
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But the transport of relief supplies has been hampered by roads rendered impassable by fallen trees or flooding. The nursing home wasn't able to call us back.
Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long addressed some challenges Puerto Rico's recovery effort faces.
"Get us out of here", Dunn said her mother told her.
The regulation was created to promote the American commercial shipping industry. Meanwhile Puerto Rico's main fuel storage plant is located in an area where Maria first made landfall and remains closed. "Food and energy costs are far higher [in Puerto Rico] than on the mainland".
Mr. Trump said he loves the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the territory's governor. Puerto Rico is 1,000 miles from Miami, while countries like the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are closer.