After setting up a network on the island of Vieques, off the main island of Puerto Rico, one team watched from a roof as local residents started getting text alerts from family members who had been trying to get in touch.
In urgent cases, when critical products are at issue, we've intervened over the last two weeks to help firms secure fuel to maintain production lines, get clearance to move logistical support into the island or finished goods to their recipients. It was a bipartisan trip through the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
Goya headquarters in Jersey City will coordinate the donation and delivery of 300,000 pounds of food and water, in addition to the donation from Goya U.S. facilities and worldwide.
The lawsuit contended the fiscal plan, approved in March by the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, violated provisions of the 2016 Puerto Rico rescue law known as PROMESA and the U.S. Constitution.
Others in Puerto Rico argue that the United States owes more to the 3.4 million American citizensin the territory. President Donald Trump has continued to assert that his government is doing a quote "great job" with their response to the crisis. 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.
They have also provided their equipment and expertise at large events, including last year's Republican Convention in Cleveland and more recently, the Air Force Marathon in Dayton. They will work 16-hour shifts every day for the next 30 days to help Puerto Ricans find a sense of normalcy.
My point is this: Three weeks after Hurricane Maria, aid is being distributed in Puerto Rico, just not quickly enough. States, on average, typically have 57 percent of Medicaid costs covered by the federal government, according to the report. "As a result, in addition to the immediate humanitarian crisis, Puerto Rico is on the verge of a massive liquidity crisis that will intensify in the immediate future".
51 Number of Puerto Rico's hospitals that are relying on generator power, compared to 14 hospitals with functioning electricity. "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". Menendez and Booker also led a request for an appropriations bill that would help these American citizens rebuild and provide them the resources needed to restore the islands back to normality.