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Bragg soldiers assist Puerto Rico in recovery of Maria aftermath

09 October, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Donald and Melania Trump in Puerto Rico

Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App New numbers show the Pentagon estimating more than 11,000 active duty and National Guard troops have been deployed to Puerto Rico so far.

On Saturday dozens helped pack the goods, and prepare them to be shipped to Puerto Rico.

President Trump originally considered visiting the Virgin Islands but did not include a stop in the territory on his brief trip this week.

Pence commented to the press after the tour that the destruction is 'overwhelming, but the resilience of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands is even greater'.

Maria Quesada has a brother, who is a doctor in Puerto Rico. "We're going to have to wipe that out".

Still available on the FEMA website are statistics noting there are now 14,000 federal staff on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and that all federally operated post offices, airports and ports have been opened. He's from Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico is still facing a long long uphill battle as the devastation from Hurricane Maria has left much of the United States territory on the brink of a government shutdown, if emergency funds from congress don't come through quickly enough.

The hurricane battered the Caribbean island that serves as a US territory with 150 miles per hour winds and killed 34 people.

The Trump administration continues to follow the playbook it has used since moving into the White House - delete or otherwise block easy access to unflattering information on government websites.

The islands were devastated by Hurricanes Maria and Irma with countless homes destroyed, the power grid leveled and millions struggling to obtain food and water.

Trump visited the island on Tuesday and praised the governor, local aid efforts, and the federal response.

The subsidiary likewise collaborated in recovery efforts in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and Hurricane Harvey which hit Texas earlier in September.

"The people of Flint stand side-by-side with you and we commend you", the Flint mayor wrote.

At the end of Pence's visit, Plaskett took to social media to remind Americans of that very fact.

The apocalypse in the Caribbean should move us to help with whatever we can.

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