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Hurricane Maria's Aftermath In Puerto Rico — Intersection

02 October 2017

"Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help".

"The tweets this morning are despicable, are deplorable, are not statesman-like at all", said New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Democrat born in Puerto Rico.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said this week that Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands has received 4.4 million meal kits and 6.5 million liters of water, NBC reported.

Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App " When our state was devastated with severe flooding during Hurricane Matthew past year, many states came to our assistance in our time of need", said Governor Cooper.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Monica, you mentioned earlier that people are talking about a kind of new normal there.

Yesterday's flight transported a shipment of water and food to Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. "And I think that by word of mouth, people are going to start moving to Texas..."

According to reports, Trump actually agreed to speak with Scarborough and Brzezinski when they were in Mar-a-Lago, and there's no evidence that Brzezinski's face was bleeding.

The U.S. Center for Disaster Information says such donations "require transportation - which is expensive and logistically complicated - and a pre-identified recipient on the ground who will receive the shipment, pay customs and other fees, sort and distribute the items".

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"Let me clarify, " she said Friday upon her arrival in Puerto Rico to survey the damage.

MONICA VILLAMIZAR, Special Correspondent: For the people of Puerto Rico, lines are now a fact of life. Marco Rubio asked Trump this week to put the military in charge of the recovery effort, and as Sen.

Bianca Ocasio, breaking news reporter with the Orlando Sentinel, Andrea Marcial, reporter with Telemundo in Orlando, Maria Padilla, founder of, and Fernando Rivera, associate professor of Sociology at the University of Central Florida joined Intersection to talk about the recovery effort in Puerto Rico.

Cruz responded, "This is a people-are-dying story".

"We now have three Satellite trucks on a FEMA barge due to land next week and three more on the way [Thursday] morning", Marsh says. "I can not fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world can not figure out the logistics. for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles", Cruz added.

"Let us overcome the barriers, selfishness and divisions that may exist between us, and unite to rebuild our homeland, which shines with the handsome, noble and Christian values that live in our hearts, and spring from our identity", they said.

From the White House driveway to cable television, a squad of advisers defended the president's response and described the relief efforts as well underway, with most hospitals "operational".

Luis Romero, VP of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Alliance, called attention to the security issue in a letter this week to President Trump.

Hurricane Maria's Aftermath In Puerto Rico — Intersection