Hurricane Maria weakens as it heads north; all clear in Gulf

At least 10 people have died in Puerto Rico due to Maria, the strongest storm to hit the USA territory since 1928.

What are you doing about Puerto Rico?

In Florida, power has been restored to more than 99% of customers following the impacts of Hurricane Irma, which hit the state the previous week.

Ricardo Rosselló, the governor of Puerto Rico, has called for a greater federal response to the disaster, which left at least 13 people dead.

"Our focus and priority continues to be on the safety and health of our employees and the recovery efforts for all the families of Puerto Rico", said Crowley's John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico services.


Officials warn it may take up to six months to fully restore power.

The singer has urged her fans on social media to donate to help the island's recovery efforts.

The island's electrical grid is down and could remain that way for months, and food and other necessities are in short supply, according to the article.

Lopez demonstrated her allegiance to her Puerto Rican roots by making a big announcement on Sunday regarding the hurricane-ravaged island. "Please help us help power up Puerto Rico", ConPRmetidos says.

She added: "We are working day and night to identify the needs".


"I have come to the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla to see first-hand United Kingdom aid in action, helping families whose lives have been ripped apart first by Hurricane Irma and then Maria".

Military units were also conducting route and airfield clearance in Puerto Rico, Manning said.

Cuomo also announced that he'll be launching a state effort to help Puerto Rico which will encourage NY residents to donate goods as well as raise funds from the business community for organizations in Puerto Rico. Spokesman David Lapan said most of the humanitarian shipments to Puerto Rico will be through barges, which make up a significant portion of the USA -flagged cargo fleet.

Puerto Rico will nearly certainly need recovery money from the federal government, likely requiring additional disaster relief appropriations. "In 2005, we offered assistance following Hurricane Katrina". And we have to remember that they're American citizens.



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