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Dem lawmaker: Trump should help Puerto Rico instead of dividing country

26 September 2017

Numerous 3.4 million American citizens living on the island are without power and disconnected from communications, and officials estimate some areas won't see power restored for months.

Residents line up gas cans as they wait for a gas truck to service an empty gas station, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Loiza, Puerto Rico.

Pacione-Zayas blamed the widespread power outages and lack of phone service in Puerto Rico on the USA commonwealth's financial crisis, which has made handling the storm more hard.

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. Everything we're hearing about Puerto Rico has been so dire.

"The UK is leading the way in the relief effort, delivering emergency food, water and shelter to those who need it most".

"Puerto Ricans are American citizens, and today Puerto Rico needs our help", Lopez said at Manhattan's Javits Center, where donations will be coordinated, the New York Daily News reported.

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President Donald Trump spent his weekend tweeting about sports while US citizens in Puerto Rico continued to deal with "apocalyptic" conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. "And our petition is for us to be able to use them". "But it's also the one that can have the speediest recovery, and it'll be the great surprise in the Puerto Rican economy, because we're going to come back stronger". "Puerto Rico, in terms of the infrastructure, will not be the same..."

Alvardo contacted doctors and nurses on the island to ask what supplies were most needed and he transformed his Orlando and Kissimmee clinics into dropoff sites for items, including canned food and bottled water.

NY, Sept25:Jennifer Lopez made a major announcement on Sunday.

The pledge of United Kingdom aid comes after the prime minister of Dominica formally requested global support to address the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

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.

Ms Patel announced the latest wave of UK Government support as she visited HMS Ocean, which on Friday delivered 60 tonnes of UK aid to the Caribbean, nearly doubling the amount of aid in the region.

Dem lawmaker: Trump should help Puerto Rico instead of dividing country