"The devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back almost 20 to 30 years", Jenniffer Gonzalez, the island's nonvoting representative in Congress, told the AP. You've got over 3 million people that are US citizens. Trump started his speech by including Puerto Rico among a list of "communities that have recently been ravaged by storms and by floods".
The recent hurricane that hit Puerto Rico and the Caribbean have left devastating damages.
Browne said he had spoken with the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, who said the island experienced "widespread devastation" and whose own house was destroyed by the storm.
At least 15 people are confirmed dead on Dominica, and dozens more remain missing.
"New York is prepared to do whatever we can do to help. Please help us help power up Puerto Rico", ConPRmetidos says. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) Sonia Viruet, 61, who lives in the La Perla neighborhood, takes stock after Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage across Puerto Rico.
As a school girl, Zenaida Fernandez Quiles was allowed every summer to travel to her grandmother's home in Puerto Rico - the home Quiles was born in.
"Six commercial cargo ships have delivered supplies including food, water and generators to the Caribbean islands, and more supplies are on the way by ship from Florida and by air from Florida and Kentucky".
The loss of infrastructure has complicated efforts to warn residents about the dam's possible failure - lack of cellphone service and electricity on the island has meant that authorities had to reach residents in person to alert them, CNN reported Sunday.
Rey Delgado, a West Seattle resident and local baseball/softball coach, will be collecting Puerto Rico Relief Supply Donations today, Monday 9/25, at Hiawatha Playfield from 3-7 pm. "We know that there are capabilities in the surrounding areas, helicopters, planes and so forth", he told Politico.
On Sunday, Jennifer Lopez joined NY governor Andrew Cuomo in a press conference announcing she was donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The president did not mention Puerto Rico, the US territory devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Thousands of US troops remain committed to operations in Texas and Florida in response to Harvey and Irma, but the relief efforts have not stretched the Pentagon too thin, Manning said Monday.
According to the hurricane centre, Maria is about 75 miles (120 km) east of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.