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Lowcountry woman organizes donation drive for Puerto Rico

25 Septembre 2017

Though the brunt of Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico, the island's water worries continue.

The dam was constructed by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to create a lake that provides drinking water to residents of the area, according to the US Geological Survey. The American Red Cross has an established mechanism in place to direct all inquiries and reports about loved ones to their website https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/.

It could take years for some of the Caribbean islands to fully recover from Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Torres has yet to hear from his father in Ponce, but told Capital News Service that his mother called him Thursday after traveling north to check on a friend. And three people were killed as a result of floods and falling debris in the suburbs of San Juan.

Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the second major hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month, and the strongest storm to hit the US territory in almost 90 years.

This weekend, Hyland said, damage-assessment teams will survey the island from helicopters and through drone footage. "We need someone to help us immediately".

"Puerto Rico, I Love You".

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Cuomo also ordered the New York Army National Guard to be on standby to assist in the coming days. "There are parts of the island that had as much as seven to eight feet of water in homes". Two days after Maria made landfall, knocking out power and communications, the personal stories of facing the storm's wrath are just emerging. Hotels warned that guests might have to leave soon without fresh supplies of diesel to keep generators operating. Here's a guide to some of the charities working on the island.

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Maria delivered a near-knockout blow to PREPA, which was in deep crisis before any storm hit. "We have 34 hospitals around the island, and many of them are operating with their own generators, but they will go out of gas promptly".

Amid the territory's decade-long economic recession, PREPA struggled with a multi-billion-dollar deficit and a worker shortage - all while charging some of the highest rates in the United States. Power outages were routine, even in cities. The damage was so extensive, the 64-year-old retiree said, that she didn't think the power would be turned back on until Christmas.

"Our hearts go out to Puerto Rico as they face the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Maria".

According to the person, judges have also told parties the island's fiscal turnaround blueprint may need to be redrafted once the cost of the destruction becomes clear, as well as how much aid Puerto Rico is expected to get from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Buffalo Public Schools, in particular, has noticed the influx of Spanish-speaking students, and - with Puerto Rico now devastated by the hurricane - is preparing for more.

Lowcountry woman organizes donation drive for Puerto Rico