Malloy: Connecticut sending more aid to hurricane victims

Sacramento search and rescue crews to aid Hurricane Maria victims

Sacramento search and rescue crews to aid Hurricane Maria victims

Reports say around 70,000 people in Isabela and Quebradillas evacuated to higher ground on buses.

Governor Cuomo, who was in Puerto Rico on Friday to assess the damage and provide supplies, held a press conference this afternoon with Jennifer Lopez, Rosie Perez, and the Mets to announce NY State's new Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico. Flooding has already begun downstream, it said.

Rossello has called Maria the worst hurricane in a century.

Only 5 percent of wireless cell sites are in service, the island's Federal Communications Commission said Saturday. "If we have to stay more than a month, then we will stay more than a month with no doubt", Nieves explains. With roads blocked and phones dead, officials said, the situation may worsen. VA national cemeteries in Puerto Rico are also temporarily closed. "Just showing up gave people on the island a sense of hope". The storm is weakening as it moves north toward the Bahamas over the weekend.

They have started to restore power and communication services and rebuild any infrastructure that Maria knocked down. Barbuda was also devastated by Irma, and all of its residents evacuated to Antigua.

It was a celebration with friends and family - many of whom she hasn't heard from since the category 4 storm made landfall Wednesday.

The Connecticut National Guard have assisted with Hurricane Harvey relief by sending people and supplies to Austin, Texas as well as assisting with Hurricane Irma relief in Florida. "It's a small island". Only half of Puerto Rico's houses have insurance, according to The Wall Street Journal. "This is an event without precedent".

"We haven't seen news from there". For more than 10 years, Puerto Rico has been suffering from a recession and in desperation, declared bankruptcy in May 2017. Hurricane Maria's strong winds took down power lines, cellphone towers and blew off roofs.

After lamenting that Puerto Rico had been "absolutely obliterated" by Maria, US President Donald Trump spoke with Governor Rossello Thursday night and promised to speed up relief efforts. Gen. Derek P. Rydholm acknowledged that based on the volume of power outages, it will be some time before people in Puerto Rico will be able to communicate with their families outside the island.

A police auto patrols a road as Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico in Fajardo, on September 20, 2017. The cost of damage is massive as well.

After Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico with heavy rainfall and strong winds, it left a long trail of devastation. But the electric grid on the US territory was already in bad shape because of a lack of maintenance and loss of staff after the state-owned power authority declared bankruptcy, and there is no telling when power will be restored.

Keep trying to reach out by calling during off-peak hours, and continue to send text messages and emails.

The hurricane traveled directly over the island of Dominica, while also almost making landfall in Guadeloupe.

But what was most shocking, said Bravo, was the sight of the cross at the entrance of Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, the secondary school the Jesuits operate on the island: The 6-foot-5-inch cross was bent into a 45-degree angle by the hurricane's forceful winds and now looks nearly like a sword planted on the cement post.

Ten storm-related deaths have been confirmed by the government, although mayors and local officials across the island have cited more.

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