There Is Little Food And No Farms Left In Puerto Rico

The U.S. Defense Department was working around the clock to deliver humanitarian assistance to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, even as the death toll climbed further across the Caribbean after Hurricane Maria.

In a press conference on Sunday (Sept. 24), the singer revealed that she'll be donating $1 million from her Las Vegas residency to Puerto Rico aid and recovery.

Pacione-Zayas blamed the widespread power outages and lack of phone service in Puerto Rico on the US commonwealth's financial crisis, which has made handling the storm more hard. Tweeted Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton playwright and composer who is of Puerto Rican descent, "Hey @realDonaldTrump you can't wait that long".

Andrew Cuomo (D.) said Monday on MSNBC that his state will do "whatever we can do to help" the victims of Hurricane Maria in USA -territory Puerto Rico because "we believe in immigration in NY". "And our petition is for us to be able to use them".

Puerto Rico has completely lost power, and is being subjected to heavy rain and flooding, with possible mudslides.

Rey Delgado, a West Seattle resident and local baseball/softball coach, will be collecting Puerto Rico Relief Supply Donations today, Monday 9/25, at Hiawatha Playfield from 3-7 pm.

A spokesman for the Puerto Rico governor's office confirmed that the island is "100% without power", CNN reported.

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The Pentagon on Monday also deployed eight UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Fort Campbell in Kentucky to San Juan to help officials in Puerto Rico distribute goods across the island, Manning said.

On Wednesday, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island, days after Hurricane Irma hit.

"PREPA is not serving any power, across the island", PREPA CEO Ricardo Ramos told CNBC on Friday.

Images shared on social media show roofs being stripped away as winds as strong as 140 miles per hour (225 km/h) whipped trees and power lines in Puerto Rico's capital city, San Juan.

Due to Puerto Rico's ongoing economic recession, the island imports around 85 percent of its food for consumption, the Times said. "We had an antiquated agricultural infrastructure that maybe now is the opportunity to make it more efficient".

At least 15 people are confirmed dead on Dominica, and dozens more remain missing.

  • Megan Austin