Hawaii News Digest, 25 September 2017, 1525 UTC, Post #15655.
Reporter: Danica Colo (Associated Press).
Accessed on 25 September 2017, 1525 UTC.
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Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzales tells AP reporter Danica Colo that Hurricane Maria’s “devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back 20 to 30 years.” With reservoirs near the breaking point, roads blocked, and power lines down, Puerto Rico faces months or even years of reconstruction.
According to reporter Colo, the federal government has increased its relief efforts to Puerto Rico and to many islands in the Caribbean area:
Large amounts of federal aid have begun moving into Puerto Rico, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response.
The opening of the island’s main port in the capital allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.
Those wishing to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico are being encouraged to contact the American Red Cross.
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