Rep. Lowey surveys damage in Puerto Rico after hurricane

James Marshall
October 19, 2017

Volunteers from a South Florida organization are doing their best to make sure help continues to come to Puerto Rico in the wake of a devastating hurricane.

Since the US territory was rocked by a direct hit from Hurricane Maria earlier this month, Trump's commitment to the island has been widely derided.

Puerto Rico has been reeling in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which left most of the US territory without power or access to clean drinking water.

President Trump, who has been criticized for his lack of response to the humanitarian disaster faced by American citizens, has slammed what existed on the island before the storm "electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes".

The poll found Trump's approval on his response down 9 points among Republicans, 22 points among independents and 25 points among Democrats.

Seth Miller with Operation Puerto Rico said the people of the island urgently need these goods.

"The wonderful people of Puerto Rico, with their unmatched spirit, know how bad things were before the H's".

The power grid is now being repaired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, though Trump last week also raised the prospect of federal relief efforts pulling out before later saying he "will always be with them".

Trump visited the island a week after the storm hit.

The Oct. 13 editorial "Puerto Rico's unacceptable state" continued to promote the myth in the minds of the public that our government has no other immediate and urgent economic and social crisis on its hands in the Caribbean.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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