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More Rain In Puerto Rico Brings Misery To Those With Damaged Roofs

More Rain In Puerto Rico Brings Misery To Those With Damaged Roofs”

In the kitchen at Claire's Corner Copia in downtown New Haven, Marjorie Cancel can't wait to prepare a popular Puerto Rican pastry. "You know, Harvey is memorable for people's ability to rush in to help - the overwhelming response". Whitefish CEO Andy Techmanski said previous work restoring transmission lines damaged by wildfires in the western U.S. has prepared them for the Puerto Rico contract. Whitefish had about 270 employees in Puerto Rico as of midweek, working both on transmission and distribution.

States are pitching in to help one another as part of an emergency management assistance compact. Water desalination and purification systems are also being deployed. Other areas, like the number of open gas stations and grocery stores open, are slowly improving, but the emergency situation remains ongoing.

"Because wires and poles were down and would tear the top of the truck off", said Gillespie. More than 30,000 people have or will benefit from our supply of medicines and health products.

"The people in the whole airport were cheering us on and it was special".

FEMA Administrator Brock Long, who was also at Thursday's Oval Office meeting, said his agency was focused on trying to restore essential functions "to six major municipalities within Puerto Rico that service about 80 percent of the population, starting there and then working our way out". It expects the number to double in the coming weeks if it can find sufficient lodging and transport to the island.

One afternoon, he arrived in a small town where little girls in party dresses ran to him for water.

"There is a lot of stuff getting done, but it could've been done so much better if they just brought the National Guard", he says. "El Salvador was the start of it". This dependence upon petroleum for electricity production drove rates two to three times higher than the U.S. average.

Then there is the issue with the USNS Comfort, a military medical ship that the presidentsent to the island after intense public pressure. Even with optimistic assumptions, that plan predicted continuing shrinkage of the economy.

Looking to the future, Helena said while they are a long way away from going back to life as they knew it, they are grateful for what they still have.

It's a U.S. territory (and has been for more than a century). "Most of my family is in Puerto Rico including my father and sister, most of cousins and my brothers as well", she said.

Gillespie said his team did whatever it took to bring supplies to the people. "We wanted to demonstrate with real projects - with immediate impact - that renewable energy technology is available now and it's a much more resilient alternative to diesel".

There's your story, Trump told the media.

A hundred percent of the proceeds from the special Puerto Rican influenced menu items will be donated to the United for Puerto Rico fund helping the island rebuild and recover. The Research Triangle Region is often seen as the world leader in smart-grid and clean-tech innovation, with more than 350 companies specializing in this space.



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