Saturday, 21 October, 2017

FEMA: Progress, But 'Hard Day' in Puerto Rico

'No good news in Puerto Rico' says mayor Now even money is running out in storm-hit Puerto Rico
Madeline Patrick | 02 October, 2017, 00:50

But on Saturday, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) officials reported that a third of the island's telecommunications network had been restored, and some 765 gas stations - well over half - had fuel, though it was not clear how much.

"The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump", Trump tweeted this weekend after Cruz demanded more government aid in wake of Hurricane Maria's devastation on the island.

"Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates", Trump tweeted, "people are now starting to recognize the fantastic work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military".

In the cold open, Melissa Villaseñor, playing Cruz, called Alec Baldwin's Trump, pleading for federal assistance.

Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in almost 90 years, has destroyed roads, making it hard to get food, water and fuel around the island. "But we're sending people to help and it's getting better on a daily basis", said Trump.

President Trump's response to the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico was desperately inadequate (and that's putting it generously) until Saturday, when it became downright shameful. For only the second time, a Trump tweet-in which he referred to Yulín Cruz's "poor leadership"-achieved The Ratio, in which the number of comments outpace the likes, a sign that the tweet was a bad fuck up".

Fuentes accused Cruz of making an about-face, saying she supported Trump until her political adviser suggested the idea of running for governor. Not fair to FR or effort!

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He also noted that he and the first lady will be traveling to Puerto Rico and possibly the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were also hit by hurricanes. However 95 percent of people in the USA territory are still without power.

Recovery efforts continued on Friday in Puerto Rico, which is still largely without power and in short supply of drinking water, medical supplies and food.

"Sir, we just need help, please", Cruz said before Trump hung up on her. This is a "people are dying" story. This is "there's a truckload of stuff that can not be taken to people" story.

Take a look at the president's Puerto Rico commentary.

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"Ma'am, I don't know if you know this but you are on an island, in the water".

He also said the stockpiles of fuel have increased to 600,000 barrels of diesel and 722,000 barrels of gasoline.

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