Medication shortages possible in mainland U.S. because of Puerto Rican hurricane damage

Katrina Barker
October 10, 2017

One by one, cars are pulling into the parking lot filled with food and supplies for the people of Puerto Rico.

In a news conference today in San Juan, Rossello noted - as Pence said yesterday during a visit to the island - that President Donald J. Trump's administration is committed to the immediate and long-term needs of Puerto Rico. New Jersey National Guardsmen who specialize in communications are in Puerto Rico working to correct that problem. But LNP chose to publish a very slanted story to slam America's response.

Officers from several MA police departments are arriving in Puerto Rico Saturday on a mission to help on the hurricane-ravaged island.

For families, like Santos, this is the least they can do to help their homes.

"They are the ones [helping] down there, so they know what is needed".

Cruz said, "This is what being a police officer is all about, and this is why we're going down there".

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this crisis has left less than ten percent of the Puerto Rican population with power, only 55 percent with access to drinking water and over eighty percent of cell towers out of service. Whether it's with patrol or helping them in any way they need.

She says it was just a few weeks ago her family was stranded in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria.

Santos and her daughters were volunteering their time Saturday to help the cause. She also noted the support that flooded the Global Café event, with people donating with checks and cash outside the cost for the meal. Recovery may be a long and hard process, but with a united mentality, Curbelo affirms that we can "restore Puerto Rico to the attractive island it is".

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