Published: Wed, January 03, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Senators Head To Puerto Rico To See Ongoing Devastation

Senators Head To Puerto Rico To See Ongoing Devastation

68 percent of Puerto Rico residents still don't power.

Some 250,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since Maria.

For more than three months, residents of the USA territory have been struggling to recover from the Category 4 storm's path of destruction.

"Students from Puerto Rico entering Florida from the recent natural disasters have experienced tremendous dislocation", they wrote. "We've opened up two relief centers, at the Miami Airport and the Orlando Airport", he said.

"This state is used to growth and this is going to be something that will help grow our state", Scott said.

"Sanders", Blumenthal said. "We can not allow this administration to abandon fellow Americans and declare mission accomplished while half of Puerto Rico remains in the dark, clean drinking water is unavailable and thousands of people are living in temporary shelters".

Education commissioner Pam Stewart reached out to her counterpart in Puerto Rico in November to make this arrangement possible.

Scott also pledged to provide relief to those still on the island. He and Sen. Murphy will meet with Puerto Rico's governor, survey the island and tour Johnson & Johnson local medical facilities. Critics say the federal government's response has been slow and weak; President Trump's administration has said federal agencies have been "fully engaged" in the recovery. "Let's keep doing everything we can to get those people back to a normal life as fast as we can", said Scott.

The Category 4 storm caused widespread flooding, destroyed buildings, and cut off power to much of the island.

The completion allows the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to re-energize lines in Rio Piedras, Caguas and Minillas, as well as lines that run from Canóvanas to Palmer.

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