Jennifer Lopez announces $1M donation toward Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Limited flights resume to battered Puerto Rico

Limited flights resume to battered Puerto Rico

"What's foremost in my mind and many others' is trying to figure out the best way to help", Lopez said in the clip of the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. That storm followed Irma on a unsafe swath through the Caribbean.

Cortes says that emergency services and search and rescue teams have had to wait to assess the damage as the island continues to experience tropical storm force winds.

"This is bad", she said. Hurricane Maria left devastating damage and affected hundreds of thousands - that's why I chose to create this fundraiser to help provide basic needs and rebuild all that was lost. "Me and my cousin still haven't been able to hear from our families over there".

Getting aid to Puerto Rico has also been hard because seaports and airports were damaged.

Residents are starting to panic because they can not reach loved ones, as they have very limited access to cellphone signal.

Pagan lived in Puerto Rico for eight years when he was a child.

Ms Patel announced the latest wave of UK Government support as she visited HMS Ocean, which on Friday delivered 60 tonnes of UK aid to the Caribbean, nearly doubling the amount of aid in the region. "I know it's a waiting game".

"The island has been destroyed, " she said. The opening of San Juan port, the main port of the island, allowed 11 ships from the US mainland to bring a number of generators, food, 23,000 cots and 1.6 million gallons of water. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days. "We had an antiquated agricultural infrastructure that maybe now is the opportunity to make it more efficient".

"Everybody in South Florida has helped us", Natascha Otero Santiago, an organizer for the donations, said. A $73 billion debt crisis has left agencies like the state power company broke.

Much of the island has been without power since Maria swept over it, and only about a quarter of the country's telecommunications systems were working as of Sunday evening, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Authorities launched an evacuation of the 70,000 people living downstream from the Guajataca Dam in northwest Puerto Rico, sending buses to move people away Friday and posting frantic warnings on Twitter that went unseen by many in the blacked-out coastal area.

Helicopter-borne troops from the Kearsarge have conducted eight medical evacuation missions this week and delivered about 22,200 pounds of supplies and cargo to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Manning said.

"Puerto Rico has to be rebuilt".

"We will use all our resources", Velazquez said.

With Marc Antony, we are spearheading additional relief efforts and organizing the Latino community of artists and athletes to rush the relief that our brothers and sisters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean desperately need. "These are American citizens".

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