Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

South Dakota Guard soldiers activated to help Puerto Rico

South Dakota Guard soldiers activated to help Puerto Rico

Although the island has seen some areas of improvement-over 70 percent of supermarkets and gas stations are now operational-conditions remain grave following the worst hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 90 years. "The people here are relying on us and we are here for them throughout the process of rebuilding the island".

Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, hit the island of Puerto Rico on a Wednesday morning nearly three weeks ago. Project Loon obtained consent agreements to use land mobile radio (LMR) radio spectrum in the 900 MHz band from existing carriers operating within Puerto Rico.

Without additional federal funding, up to 900,000 people in the US territory would likely lose their healthcare coverage, according to the report. The arrival of aid to the island has been sluggish, and its delivery is being obstructed by widespread damages to infrastructure alongside downed electricity and cell service.

According to the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, the island's factories make 13 of the world's top-selling brand-name drugs.

Conor McGregor's Threat To Nate Diaz Ahead Of The Potential Trilogy Fight
That elevation skill, by Ferguson's thinking, leaves McGregor next. "This fight went exactly the way I wanted it to be", Ferguson declared at the match's end.

Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló recently told members of the United States Congress that the island is not only on the verge of a worsening humanitarian disaster, but also a fiscal one due to the damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

President Donald Trump visited the island on October 3, following criticism that his administration was not doing enough and that help was provided faster to cities on the mainland following hurricanes Irma and Maria. Many cell towers and power plants are still down, making communication hard. He also attached a video purporting to show, "What the fake news media will not show you in Puerto Rico..." Musk agreed. Hours later, he announced he was delaying the unveiling of Tesla's new semi-truck and diverting resources, in part to "increase battery production for Puerto Rico and other affected areas". States, on average, typically have 57 percent of Medicaid costs covered by the federal government, according to the report. About 88 percent of the island is still without power, the Puerto Rico Energy Authority reported on Saturday. The DoD's Wednesday update emphasized the military's efforts to clear roads and rebuild bridges in order to distribute aid to all Puerto Rico residents. "This is a prediction that would never be acceptable on the mainland and it should not be acceptable for the American citizens living on Puerto Rico".

The island's infrastructure is the main culprit behind the lagging aid, not the USA government.

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a "connectivity team" to help restore communications in ravaged Puerto Rico.

Like this: