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J.Lo Pledges $1M to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief

J.Lo Pledges $1M to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief”

Helicopter-borne troops from the Kearsarge have conducted eight medical evacuation missions this week and delivered about 22,200 pounds of supplies and cargo to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Manning said.

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances authorized up to $1 billion in local money to be used for hurricane response, but Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he would ask for more.

Last week, Maria made landfall with winds of 155 miles per hour, knocking out power to almost all of the 3.5 million residents of the US territory.

The island's power grid could take four-to-six months to fix. Furthermore, she is also trying to find the best way to help the people who survived urging to support and donate what they can. And the Navy ship USS Kearsarge ferried Marine and Navy teams into the Roosevelt Roads area of Puerto Rico to clear main roads and the airfield to bolster air support to the overall relief effort, said Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning.

During a press conference with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lopez announced she's making a $1 million donation to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Grid rebuilding efforts continue in Houston, where Hurricane Harvey knocked out power to more than 300,000 in late August.

Satellite phones are helping some get in touch and generators are helping people power up to send messages. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) Francisco Santiago Torres and his wife, Suzette Vega Rozas, say they felt more comfortable being in the shelter than at their home in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Governor Ricardo Rossello is now reaching out to the press to bring attention to this crisis and what he feels is a failure of the US federal government to assist one of its territories. Neither the FEMA administrator nor Bossert took questions from reporters.

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"We have a responsibility, we have a commitment (to) my patients", he said. Two others perished on the French island of Guadeloupe.

Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to pass through the Caribbean in a matter of weeks, directly hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. Tweeted Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton playwright and composer who is of Puerto Rican descent, "Hey @realDonaldTrump you can't wait that long". The storm has caused severe damage to the infrastructure and engineers are saying it could take months to restore power.

"I'd rather be wrong on that front than doing nothing and having that fail and costing people lives", he said in an interview with CNN.

On Monday afternoon, Maria's large core was moving north over the Atlantic hundreds of miles (kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

An aerial view shows the damage to the Guajataca dam in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. It was expected to become a tropical storm Tuesday night.

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