Puerto Rico faces growing crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico faces growing crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria

It is the strongest storm to hit the USA territory in decades.

Still, it seems relief is far out of reach for Puerto Ricans. Maria killed at least 31 lives across the Caribbean.

Stallings said they will be ready to take on what will undoubtedly be another challenging mission.

Suryanarayanan said he was hopeful microgrids would be considered in the mix of solutions to Puerto Rico's power grid in the future. It's called United For Puerto Rico. "The island's greenery is gone".

Governor Cuomo, who was in Puerto Rico on Friday to assess the damage and provide supplies, held a press conference this afternoon with Jennifer Lopez, Rosie Perez, and the Mets to announce NY State's new Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico.

Residents struggled to pick themselves up as most of the island was without cell phone service or electricity. It has been hard to get in touch with his family members, even though he is confident they are safe in the homes where they are sheltering.

"Most, if not all, of the island is without power", Suryanarayanan said. The Americans who live in Puerto Rico must not be forgotten.

"All areas surrounding the Guajataca River should evacuate Now".

"If I was in my listener's position, I would want someone on the radio telling me what towns are the worst can I help", says Gonzalez.

They mayors they are anxious about hospitals, a home for the elderly and bridges that have collapsed. We need generators, we need equipment to rebuild that infrastructure.

That is why Ceballos, as well as others, are taking action to help those in need back in Puerto Rico.

Millions of Puerto Rico residents are struggling to survive since Hurricane Maria devastated the island last week as a Category 5 storm. "It's restoring people's security and restoring normalcy". Some have estimated Maria's economic damage could be as much as $30 billion.

Several groups are gathering non-perishable items, diapers, formula, cleaning supplies and other items for victims at the San Lorenzo Club at 3121 W. 33 Street each day from noon until 6 p.m. through Sunday. In total, these six vessels will bring in more than 2,200 full container loads of food and aid cargo, as well as commercial goods, to Puerto Rico.