Puerto Rico facing a water crisis after Hurricane Maria

Marco Green
October 18, 2017

Penn students have been raising money and mapping routes for aid workers to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which has been devastated by one of the worst hurricanes to hit the country.

The entirety of the commonwealth, with more than 3 million people, lost electricity last month during the storm, which is confirmed to have contributed to almost 50 deaths.

Ricardo Rosselló said he wants to restore 95 percent of the island's power by december 15.

By the end of October, he said he wants to have 30 percent of the power restored.

Some on the island who can afford it have been running off of diesel generators, though there are efforts by groups such as non-profit Empowered by Light to build small-scale solar panel systems for buildings such as fire stations. "And we'll get our day in Puerto Rico but this is just an excellent, awesome, incredible story and moment for us", groom Brian said.

The former GOP congressman and frequent Trump critic insisted that the president's response would be different had the damages from Hurricane Maria struck somewhere on the USA mainland.

U.S. President Donald Trump is battling to restore his image after his approval rating for handling the federal government's response to recent hurricanes dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. They also wrote letters of encouragement for hurricane victims.

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