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members from both parties toured the damage; here is a report:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorKain...5251764190579/
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I really couldn't care less about what Tim Kaine thinks about pretty much anything. There are much better and more objective sources about the situation in Puerto Rico.
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I really couldn't care less about what Tim Kaine thinks about pretty much anything. There are much better and more objective sources about the situation in Puerto Rico.
he was only one of several who went in a group. he speaks for that group. it's not scary; it's ok for you to read.
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he was only one of several who went in a group. he speaks for that group. it's not scary; it's ok for you to read.
The Messiah says things are Hunky Dorry in Puerto Rico. Any one who says difference is lying.
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The Messiah says things are Hunky Dorry in Puerto Rico. Any one who says difference is lying.

The lazy left wingers who live there are showing their worth down there.

The criticize and belittle Trump and Republicans. Funny they chose to do so when their country is laying in ruins. Some how this makes feeling sorry for them, and wanting to help, a little hard to do..

Puerto Rico was more than broke before the hurricane did them in. Liberal leadership and policies had ruined the economy long before Mother Nature did her damage. Lack of infra structure spending had the power grid in shambles before the hurricane struck.

IF they want to bitch and moan, we may just need to cover our ears.

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The basic necessities - food, water and power - are still in short supply...

Puerto Rico Still Struggling One Month After Hurricane Maria
18 Oct.`17 > One month after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the basic necessities - food, water and power - are still in short supply on the island.
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And the weather woes continue for the U.S. territory. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for a large part of the island Wednesday, including San Juan and the vicinity. Puerto Rico has had steady rain all week, and the NWS warned that with the soil saturated, many rivers and streams could overflow their banks if the heavy rains continue. Puerto Rico's 3.4 million islanders, frustrated with a long-depressed economy and the devastation of Maria are expected to leave the island in droves. Governor Ricardo Rosello warned in a news conference last week that without significant help from the mainland, millions of Puerto Ricans could leave. 'You are not going to get hundreds of thousands Puerto Ricans moving to the states - you are going to get millions,' he said.

Slow recovery

The exodus was spurred by the initial slow response from the federal government and the island's poor infrastructure that has made it hard for Puerto Ricans to recover from the damage caused by the Category 4 hurricane. Across the island, residents have had to drink water contaminated with sewage or collected from a Superfund site, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Superfund sites are highly contaminated areas targeted by the federal government for cleanup. 'A month after Maria, 82 percent of Americans in Puerto Rico have no power 35 percent no water,' Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia said in a tweet aimed at President Donald Trump on Wednesday. 'And you're still tweeting attacks at football players.' But despite the slow recovery, Puerto Rico is filled with stories of hope and helping hands.


Washington chef Jose Andres has been leading a group of volunteers to feed the islanders since the hurricane hit. As of this week, the chef and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen hit a milestone in their campaign. According to The Washington Post, Andres' team has prepared and delivered a million meals to residents, while the American Red Cross has served 540,000 meals and snacks. On Tuesday, Andres tweeted: 'After 3 weeks, 500 volunteers, today @WCKitchen ChefsForPuertoRico served 1 millionth meal in Puerto Rico!' Singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, along with baseball star Alex Rodriguez, have raised more than $35 million through a concert, a telethon and corporate donations, as well as personal giving. Private donations are pouring into the island as well.

But the recovery is requiring coordination of thousands of troops and federal agencies. Trump is scheduled to meet with the Puerto Rico governor Thursday to discuss the recovery and rebuilding effort. Rossello asked Trump on Oct. 2 to expand the disaster declaration so that federal funds can be spent on fixing damaged schools, buildings and power plants. The governor has also asked the White House and Congress for at least $4.6 billion in block grants and other types of funding. But Trump has suggested there will be a limit to how much help Puerto Rico could expect from Washington to solve its long-term issues.

Puerto Rico Still Struggling One Month After Hurricane Maria
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