Coalition raising money to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Coalition raising money to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

The group of New Orleans-based pilots, controllers, and aviation enthusiasts have been working to bring much-needed supplies and relief to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. School systems from Upstate New York to South Florida have enrolled new students from Puerto Rico since the hurricane struck.

In an op-ed directed at President Donald Trump on Thursday, Sen.

The death toll from Hurricane Maria was revised upward on Tuesday to 34.

Puerto Rico needs to accelerate the timetable for restoring its power grid or else residents will flee for the mainland rather than live without electricity for months, the chairman of the territory's largest bank said on Friday.

But just 32 percent approve of how Trump is handling disaster relief in Puerto Rico, while 49 percent disapprove.

He said Cuban doctors were not allowed to provide medical help and Venezuela was prohibited from donating oil because the USA construction sector, banks and health industry, among others, wanted to maintain a monopoly. Nelson, "The congress is going to have to swallow their pride that they don't like to appropriate funds for disasters". Congress said they would need to sign off on more federal money for those states and U.S. territories still reeling from the powerful wind and record high flood levels.

Reyes and Gonzales don't know when they'll go back to Puerto Rico, because they say right now there's nothing to go back to.

Students and staff at Ponce Health Sciences University are visiting shelters and people in the hardest-hit communities to provide psychological help, among other services, said Alex Ruiz, special assistant to the university's president.

Emergency conditions still apply: More than two weeks after the hurricane struck, the island's hospitals are still in emergency triage mode dealing with intermittent generator capacity and supply shortages. "Doing everything we can to help great people of PR!"

Kerialys Aldea de Jesus sits on bottled water at the Jose de Diego Elementary School where residents file FEMA forms for federal aid in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, on October 2.

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, recently appointed by the Pentagon to run point between Puerto Rico, FEMA and the DOD, should be commended - although he's only been on the job for a few days, the improvements are evident. IAM-represented United ramp employees also will support the flight on the ground in Newark and San Juan. "I'm very proud to be Puerto Rican and have good friends".

He adds, "We will get through this and we will get through this together for everyone". What we do have in common with Puerto Rico is poverty, or lack of financial advantage.

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