In Wake Of Maria, Connecticut Sends More Help To Caribbean

Monday, 25 Sep, 2017

One hundred percent of proceeds will go to hurricane relief and recovery efforts.

Rydholm, who spoke at the Pentagon alongside U.S. Army Corps of Engineers division commander Brig.

"We have been in constant contact with VA Caribbean Healthcare System leadership in San Juan and are sending relief resources to the VA medical center as soon as possible through available transportation assets", said VA press secretary Curt Cashour. Journalist Julio Ricardo Varela tweeted a friend's Facebook post alleging "the worst could be yet to come" in Puerto Rico.

The entire USA territory remains without power, cellphone service is spotty, drinkable water is scarce, buildings have been destroyed, roads have washed away and a dam might collapse after the storm hit Wednesday.

He said Maria had hit the island's electricity grid so badly that it could take months to restore power.

Christina Villalba, an official for the island's emergency management agency, said there is urgency to evacuate the residents to safer ground to prevent casualties.

"It's hard for me because I was there three, four days ago and everything was ideal and now everything's destroyed", Escobar said.

"At the moment these are fatalities we know of".

"We knew this was going to happen given the vulnerable infrastructure", Rossello said.

"Swells from Maria are increasing along the coast of the southeastern United States and are expected to reach the mid-Atlantic coast tonight and on Sunday". And it has provided aid in Sierra Leone after a recent mudslide, in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, in Montana due to wildfires, and elsewhere.

The first was category five Irma earlier in September.

All Hands Volunteers has sent teams of volunteers to the British Virgin Islands, which was affected by both Maria and Irma.

Hurricane Jose, a storm that developed at the same time as Irma, has yet to make landfall but is hovering off the coast of MA.

As for how long the National Guard will be there - there's no timeline on when they'll be coming home.

In Puerto Rico, officials are rushing to evacuate tens of thousands of people living downstream from a failing dam.

While Puerto Rico tries to recover from the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Maria last week, dozens of Israelis remain stuck on the island.

The military is trying to ease the strain on those troops.

"I am very optimistic", Segarra said. You can donate to them here.

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