50 medical devices at risk of shortages after Hurricane Maria — FDA

Brunilde Fioravanti
Ottobre 21, 2017

He credits the hotel with keeping the lights on and allowing the team to continue broadcasting to the world. Some Puerto Ricans are even drinking from condemned wells and Superfund hazardous waste sites, which contain potentially dangerous chemicals.

Supplies also included 20 MAP Medical Mission Packs valued at more than $400,000 in medical relief; Johnson & Johnson Medical Mission Packs; and 500 Disaster Health Kits.

Sprayberry said FEMA may need to expand if the number of disasters it needs to respond to keeps growing, as some believe is possible with the effects of climate change. "You're going to get millions, creating a devastating demographic shift for us here in Puerto Rico".

"It doesn't taste like anything else that any other island would do", Gonzalez said. In this setup, the utility was producing a majority of its power from a few centralized power plants and distributing via thousands of miles of transmission lines.

House Speaker Paul Ryan seemed to express at least a willingness to consider helping Puerto Rico build back better when he visited the island this month.

"I'd say it was probably the most difficult when you talk about relief, when you talk about search, when you talk about all of the different levels, and even when you talk about lives saved".

"It's too much for us alone", Nelson Velez, a regional director for the Puerto Rican power authority, said as he supervised crews working along a busy street in Isla Verde, just east of San Juan, on a recent afternoon. It expects the number to double in the coming weeks if it can find sufficient lodging and transport to the island. It was one of many factors blamed for the island's decline.

"Me being here and not be able to do a lot, this is one thing I can do to give back", Geronimo employee Esteban Gonzalez said. These are some of the National Guardsmen who FEMA's Hernandez was talking about. Puerto Rico's governor said there will be "hell to pay" for mishandling of supplies, after complaints that residents weren't getting them from local authorities. "After the hurricane, (it has been) an endless emergency". Miguel and Tatiana moved to Puerto Rico to care for her ailing grandmother.

Rotate in guardsmen who are already committed to a two-week training deployment, he suggests; put them in planes flown by the Air National Guard that also has to get its hours in.

There's your story, Trump told the media.

Water treatment requires electricity; thus, the flow from taps is greatly hampered. Their electrical grid was destroyed before the hurricanes got there.

Demonstrators with the Center for Popular Democracy hold a protest to demand more recovery assistance for areas hit by recent hurricanes, including Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, during the "March for Just Recovery", on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 18, 2017. But the Cataño area is clean - the mayor has done an amazing job. His company, Top Hat, once had three stores but now has just one. More recently, it's been very hit-and-miss, mostly messaging via cellphone.

FLORIDO: There are actually two kinds of tarps.

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