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Now even money is running out in storm-hit Puerto Rico

Now even money is running out in storm-hit Puerto Rico Now even money is running out in storm-hit Puerto Rico
Orlondo Matamoros | Octubre 10, 2017, 18:42

The aftermath of the powerful storm has resulted in a near-total shutdown of the U.S. territory's economy that could last for weeks and has many people running seriously low on cash and worrying that it will become even harder to survive on this storm-ravaged island.

"And this is not a response that's demonstrative of our power and our wealth". Many people are unable to work or run their businesses because diesel to run generators is in short supply or they can't spend all day waiting for gas to fill their car. And many of them are questioning why the domestic response to the devastation there has been lacking. "Right now it's manageable, but I don't know about next week or after that".

While Cortes is okay for the moment, others don't have nearly the same resources.

While only 10 passengers were on the flight to San Juan, the flight back to Charlotte Friday night will be completely full.

"It's been total devastation", Trump said. "We're without gasoline. Without money".

"It's a disgraceful job", said Gutierrez, who has family in the US territory.

In years past, however, the parade has been popular with politicians and those aspiring for higher office, including Robert Kennedy, a U.S. senator from New York who once marched. "It's a very serious and sad situation". At least 16 people were killed. While the northeastern U.S. has historically had the largest concentration of Puerto Ricans, increasingly migration is to the Southeast. Through EMAC, states are able to join forces and help one another, as needed, during each phase of the emergency.

FEMA, along with its federal partners, provided millions of meals and millions of liters of water to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. "But the people of Puerto Rico are not".

The White House defended the administration's response to Puerto Rico's plight on Thursday with White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert saying Trump has instructed his team to "pull out all the stops" and deliver as much federal relief to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as it could muster.

Before the storm, the island's government was in the midst of bitter negotiations with creditors to restructure a portion of its $73 billion in debt, which the previous governor declared unpayable. "Puerto Rico practically will have no income for the next month", he told reporters.

Making matters worse for many consumers is the fact that the food stores that are open, typically on reduced hours, are unable to process credit or bank cards or the local system of welfare payments.

Still, as in any economic crisis, there are people who find the upside.

And since every story has a political angle these days, consider this. He has made up to $500 on some days since the storm.