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  • Puerto Rico Emergency Director Fired After Residents Discover Warehouse Full of Hurricane Maria Supplies

    01/18/2020 8:41:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/18/2020
    Carlos Acevedo, director of Puerto Rico’s Office of Emergency Management, was dismissed Saturday. The governor appointed Maj. Gen. José J. Reyes, the adjutant general of the Puerto Rico National Guard, to replace him. Acevedo has denied allegations of mishandling, saying the agency has been actively distributing supplies, according to a statement released through the office of emergency management. No residents have been denied any supplies in the warehouse, including food, diapers, baby formula and cots, Acevedo said. He said about 600 pallets of water were distributed when Hurricane Dorian and Hurricane Karen threatened Puerto Rico and during a drought that...
  • Petitions Emerge Demanding Post-Hurricane ‘After Maria’ Documentary Be Removed From Netflix

    05/29/2019 4:36:11 AM PDT · by cll · 18 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | 5/28/2019
    The release of the original Netflix documentary "After Maria" prompted a wave of emotions and backlash — to the point that thousands have signed various online petitions asking for the short film to be removed from the streaming platform’s library after accusations it is disrespectful and not in tune with the plight of those still in Puerto Rico suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The documentary released last week showcases the story of Puerto Rican women forced to leave the island after Hurricane Maria and the challenges they face in New York. ~ snip ~ The documentary not only...
  • Hurricane Maria’s legacy: Thousands of Puerto Rican students show PTSD symptoms

    04/29/2019 9:37:41 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    PBS ^ | 04/27/2019
    Food shortages, damaged homes, fear of death, loved ones leaving. The cumulative stresses of Hurricane Maria contributed to thousands of schoolchildren developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, in Puerto Rico, according to a study published Friday. The study in JAMA Network Open found that 7.2% of the students reported “clinically significant” symptoms of PTSD. More girls tended to show signs of PTSD than boys. Researchers surveyed 96,108 public school students five to nine months after the 2017 hurricane. The cohort included youth in third through 12th grades across different regions of the island. That just speaks to how...
  • Live in Hope[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/21/2019 9:48:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    My children I AM with you in the storms of life. My hand is eternally yours to hold onto. Pay no attention to the circumstances and do not look back , leave all distractions behind holding tightly onto My Hand of Hope for I AM with you even now and remember your life is in ME . Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Colossians 1:27 For God wanted them to know that...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • Court: Obama Admin Dodged State Laws To Get Illegal Minors Abortions

    10/18/2018 5:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Federalist ^ | October 18, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    Last week, a federal judge in California dismissed a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union had filed in 2016 challenging the government’s award of grants to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to provide services to unaccompanied minor illegal aliens and trafficking victims. In the lawsuit, the ACLU argued the grants violated the Establishment Clause because the Department of Health and Human Services allowed the Catholic organization (and its sub-grantees) to deny girls and women in their care contraceptives and abortion. The court rejected the ACLU’s Establishment Clause claim in a methodical 34-page opinion, explaining that the federal funds...
  • President Donald J. Trump’s Administration Has Helped Lead a Historic Recovery Effort in Puerto Rico

    09/20/2018 11:51:15 AM PDT · by cll · 20 replies
    The White House ^ | 9/20/2018
    "And we stand with Puerto Rico, and we are helping them to rebuild stronger and better than ever before.” - President Donald J. Trump HISTORIC RECOVERY EFFORT: The Federal Government has helped lead a historic recovery effort in Puerto Rico in the year since Hurricane Maria hit. •FEMA has joined with Federal partners and the Government of Puerto Rico to undertake one of the largest post-disaster reconstruction efforts in United States history. •Never before has FEMA coordinated federal resources to rebuild an entire island of this size. •The Federal response to Hurricane Maria marked the largest and longest Federal response...
  • Military assessment cited 'high' potential for government failure in Puerto Rico

    09/14/2018 8:12:13 AM PDT · by cll · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/13/2018 | Jeremy Diamond and Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN) - A military intelligence assessment warned days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico of a "high" potential for government failure on the island, new documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee reveal. "The potential for government failure and the resulting humanitarian crisis on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands is high," reads the unclassified J-2 assessment obtained by the House Oversight Committee. ~ snip ~ The intelligence assessment, written five days after Maria struck Puerto Rico, was prepared for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Cummings wants...
  • Crucial supplies hoarded in Puerto Rico.

    09/12/2018 12:16:07 PM PDT · by syriacus · 46 replies
    Executive Telegraph ^ | Gerard Genovese
    FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers raided a warehouse last weekend belonging to the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority. Months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island FEMA has been bringing men and material to the island to get the electric grid up and running but have been unable to get electricity to everyone due to a massive shortage of necessary equipment. It seems PREPA (Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority) was stockpiling and hording 9sic) materials that were hidden from aid workers who have been trying to restore power to the island. USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers)...
  • Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico, new study finds

    08/28/2018 9:13:33 AM PDT · by cll · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/28/2018 | Sarah Lynch baldwin and David Begnaud
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria killed far more people in Puerto Rico than initially thought, accounting for an estimated 2,975 deaths on the island from September 2017 through February 2018, according to a new analysis. The study found that those in low-income areas, and elderly men, were at greatest risk of dying. The independent analysis was commissioned by the governor of Puerto Rico and conducted by researchers at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health. CBS News obtained a report on the findings from Carlos Mercader, executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. To...
  • A Puerto Rican town wrote 'S.O.S.' in the street after Hurricane Maria. Now it has a new message.

    08/21/2018 4:55:13 AM PDT · by cll · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/20/2018 | Andrea Diaz
    Two messages, scrawled in chalk on the same street 11 months apart. One desperate. One hopeful. What a difference a year makes. Like almost all of Puerto Rico, the beachfront community of Punta Santiago was devastated by Hurricane Maria last September. The town, on the island's southeastern coast, is near where Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017. The town's message then ... With no electricity and dwindling supplies, anxious residents scribbled a plea to the world on the pavement at an intersection in town. "S.O.S," it read. "Necesitamos Agua/Comida." We need water and food. An aid official snapped a...
  • Donations for Puerto Rico hurricane victims found rotting in parking lot

    08/10/2018 6:45:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/10/18 | Justin Wise
    Several trailers filled with donations for Hurricane Maria victims were found rotting at a state elections office in Puerto Rico this week. The New York Times reported Friday that at least 10 trailers full of food, water and baby supplies were broken open and overrun with rats. The Times noted that local radio station, Radio Isla, published a video showing cases of items such as beans, Tylenol and water covered in rat and lizard droppings. According to the Times, the Puerto Rico elections commission offices were used as a collection center for donations from private entities and nonprofit groups after...
  • Old Prosecutors Speaking Frankly

    07/29/2018 7:24:27 AM PDT · by upchuck · 4 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | July 29, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    About once a year the Society of Old Prosecutors meets in a private libation spot the name of which I am honor bound not to disclose. We met to discuss the week’s events and, as long as I don’t name the participants, I was given permission to share some of the talk. (Given the mad-dog operations of the Special Counsel some feared that to publicly state their views they’d be subject to midnight FBI raids with their nightgown-garbed wives rousted from bed and felt up by armed agents, or all their assets seized and their private correspondence unrelated to anything handed...
  • Governor of Puerto Rico says he wants hurricane-displaced families to return to the island

    06/05/2018 9:10:49 AM PDT · by cll · 28 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/04/2018 | Jennifer Marcial Ocasio
    With the Transitional Shelter Assistance program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency concluding by the end of the month, about 656 applicants in Florida will have to decide whether they will stay and look for housing on their own or return to Puerto Rico. The TSA program ends June 30. With this in mind, the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, visited Central Florida to address the situation with displaced Puerto Ricans in the Sunshine State and to offer relocation options for them to return to the island. "We would like everyone to return to Puerto Rico. There is...

    06/02/2018 5:09:33 AM PDT · by cll · 39 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 6/01/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ever since Hurricane Maria hit, there was one thing that the left wanted. And it wanted it now. More dead Puerto Ricans. The low death toll undermined efforts by the media to transform the hurricane into a Trump scandal. It made a mockery of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz warning about genocide before sending her aide over to the nearest t-shirt printing shop, miraculously left standing, to print up another slogan shirt for CNN. The media spread urban legends of morgues packed with thousands of corpses. But they never materialized. Congressional Democrats demanded an investigation to expose the full death toll....
  • Trump is responsible for Puerto Rico

    05/30/2018 10:11:46 AM PDT · by Blogger · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/30/18 | Jennifer Rubin
    A new Harvard study published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that at least 4,645 deaths can be linked to the hurricane and its immediate aftermath,...The Harvard findings indicate that health-care disruption for the elderly and the loss of basic utility services for the chronically ill had significant impacts... You may recall that President Trump boasted about the low number of fatalities during his visit (the one where he tossed rolls of paper towels at American victims as if he were shooting a basketball). CNN reported at the time: “Every death is a horror,” Trump said, “but...
  • Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

    05/29/2018 8:47:51 AM PDT · by cll · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/29/18 | By Arelis R. Hernández and Laurie McGinley
    CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO — At least 4,645 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its devastation across Puerto Rico last year, according to a new Harvard study released Tuesday, an estimate that far exceeds the official government death toll, which stands at 64. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that health-care disruption for the elderly and the loss of basic utility services for the chronically ill had significant impacts across the U.S. territory, which was thrown into chaos after the September hurricane wiped out the electrical grid and had widespread impacts on infrastructure....
  • Six months after the Hurricanes of 2017, a tale of experiences and lessons learned (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 11:52:20 AM PDT · by cll · 62 replies
    Free Republic | 3/23/2018 | CLL
    Now that the hoopla about the Trump Administration’s “poor response” to the hurricanes that hit the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean last September has died down considerably, and since my life has now almost returned to normal, I’d like to share my experiences during the storms and their aftermath. I do this to set some things straight about what actually happened, to share the practical things we did to deal and cope with the disaster in the hope that someone will find the information useful for their own preparedness, and also as a kind of mental dump of all the...
  • Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

    02/16/2018 2:34:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | Updated February 14, 2018 12:23 PM | By Andres Viglucci
    An ‘irregular’ house not built according to Puerto Rico codes in Villa Esperanza. It was damaged by Hurricane Maria. Pedro Portal ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Gladys Peña built a home the way many thousands of people in Puerto Rico, maybe most, did for decades: in makeshift fashion. Every week for years, Peña, a cafeteria cook, set money aside until she had enough to buy a vacant wooden shack in a densely packed working-class barrio, a one-time squatters’ community a short stroll from the towers of San Juan’s Golden Mile financial district. She knocked down most of the flimsy...
  • Dark, desperate life without power in Puerto Rico

    12/26/2017 5:24:20 AM PST · by cll · 58 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 12/25/2017 | Danica Coto
    MOROVIS, Puerto Rico – Three days before Christmas, Doris Martinez and daughter Miriam Narvaez joined their neighbors in a line outside city hall in Morovis, a town of 30,000 people still living without electricity in the mountains of central Puerto Rico a month after Hurricane Maria battered the U.S. island. They waited two hours under the searing sun for their twice-a-week handout — 24 bottles of water and a cardboard box filled with basic foods such as tortillas, canned vegetables and cereal. Martinez, a 73-year-old cancer survivor, balanced the water atop the food and picked her way up a steep...