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Local group finding ways to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

Local group finding ways to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico”

Taking to Instagram, the Love Don't Cost A Thing songstress - whose parents hail from the north east coast of the Island - said that she had yet to make contact with family members still living there and was devastated by the natural disaster.

Northcom has begun search and rescue and damage assessment flights in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with six Navy helicopters and three U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft launched from the USS Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. The storm knocked out the entire grid across the USA territory of 3.4 million, leaving many without power, reported the Associated Press.

Lopez, who is now in Las Vegas for her residency show, appeared visibly distressed as she sat in a robe and free of makeup. "I'm 54 years old and I've never seen devastation like this". "Me and my cousin still haven't been able to hear from our families over there".

"Puerto Rico needs your support".

In the US Virgin Islands, with St Croix, St John and St Thomas all sustaining infrastructural damage, with St Thomas experiencing widespread flooding.

The singer also shared an interview with a resident of Puerto Rico from the NBC Nightly News' coverage of Hurricane Maria, who got candid about the frightening toll the storm took, and the need to overcome this hardship.

"We're going with organizing and preparing", said Eddie Diaz of the Westfield Spanish American Association. DoD is also providing Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, as a FEMA incident support base and forward staging area. "Together we can change trajectories".



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