As Puerto Rico Begins Rebuilding After Maria, "They're Talking About Decades"
26 Сентября 2017, 12:31 | Katrina Lee
The storm maintained its 185-mph winds after making its first landfall on Barbuda early Wednesday
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, medical services in Puerto Rico are in a precarious position, and for some patients it is safer to evacuate to the US mainland for treatment.
The news conference was held by Andrew Cuomo, the governor of NY, who announced a statewide relief effort for Puerto Rico, for which Ms. Lopez is a co-chairwoman.
HurricaneMaria left a wide swath of devastation last week in Puerto Rico.
Lopez shared that together with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, they were working to spearhead "additional relief efforts" to "rush the relief that our brothers and sisters in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean desperately need". Puerto Rican authorities said the death toll there has risen to 16, up from 10 previously.
After her Saturday night show in Las Vegas, Jennifer Lopez headed straight to her hometown so she could attend a press conference, where New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state's initiative to help Puerto Rico.
"Part of the island is lacking communications so what we have are some preliminary assessments about 13 deaths at this juncture", he told CNN. If the aid response is not swift, the situation in Puerto Rico has all the makings of a major humanitarian crisis. The singer and actress took to Instagram Friday to tell her followers that she hadn't heard from her family in Puerto Rico after the recent hurricanes that swept through the area.
Puerto Rico is home to over 70 medical manufacturing plants including Abbott, Medtronic, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and others. "Puerto Rico will practically collect no taxes in the next month".
Lopez addressed the crowd in both Spanish and English, saying "Lives have been lost". As a comparison, Hurricane Irma, which grazed the island two weeks ago, caused $45 million in losses of agricultural production. Earlier this month, HurricaneIrma swiped near Puerto Rico, as well. Power is down across the entire island.
"Puerto Rico is going through one of the toughest times in its history, and the island desperately needs us".
Across Puerto Rico, more than 15,000 people are in shelters, including some 2,000 rescued from the north coastal town of Toa Baja.
Cuomo also made a reference to Republican President Donald Trump's comments criticizing athletes who protest during the national anthem, saying "instead of arguing with football players. why don't we put the politics aside and focus on helping Americans in desperate need".
При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна. «» 2007 - 2017 Copyright. Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.
Kenya election: System 'cannot be ready' for October poll
The justices said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission had not verified the results before announcing them. Maraga said the opposition had failed to show evidence Kenyatta had campaigned using state resources or undue influence.
British Virgin Islands brace for Hurricane Maria
The NHC's 2 a.m. advisory said Maria's eye was some 45 miles west-northwest of Dominica and was moving west-northwest at 9 mph. Thomas has already been out of action for regular cruise ship calls it is closed anyway in preparation for Hurricane Maria .
Phillies Pitcher Records an Out With His Jersey
Hector Neris recorded his 22nd save for the Phillies despite allowing a solo homer to Curtis Granderson in the ninth. And he's at four, so I definitely know he's trending in the right way. "You can see him feeling for things".
Quake recorded in North Korea suspected explosion
A South Korean expert said the quake could have been caused by geological stress created from the recent nuclear explosion. That's in addition to cyberwarfare capabilities, a biological weapons research program and a chemical weapons stockpile.
4 iOS 11 features that will be genuinely useful
Apple has redesigned iTunes so that it focuses on sales of music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts . ITunes 12 .7 for Mac was released on Tuesday with a major change in the app .
FTC warns of Equifax phone scam after data breach
An emailed statement from the credit-monitoring agency said the executives "had no knowledge" of the breach beforehand. The vulnerability was a critical weakness for many large websites that were built using the software.