Hey Wambli what's the deal on PR?

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,980 Senior Member
Are any of the criticisms valid about the hurricane relief being too slow valid or is it the nature of the beast..........being an Island and the poor state of affairs/infrastructure being in bad shape even before it hit?
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,528 Senior Member
    The news keeps talking about containers of food, water and needed supplies sitting at the port. What they havent done is do anything to help move the goods.
    Roads are washed out, bridges gone, entire areas no longer where they were. Agents we know have been on the ground since the storm ended attempting to locate agency employees and their families. With a four wheel drive truck they came to a halt and had to park and go by foot or helicopter. People know that folks on the island need help and are trying, but that 20 or 40 foot container can not move without a truck, truck needs fuel, generators need fuel and oil, most of what was on the island was destroyed or contaminated with sea water.
    The wifes Agency has had boots on the ground trying to help, where I work has sent Military and civilians to help, the problem is getting them to areas where they can do anything.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,723 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    The news keeps talking about containers of food, water and needed supplies sitting at the port. What they havent done is do anything to help move the goods.
    Roads are washed out, bridges gone, entire areas no longer where they were. Agents we know have been on the ground since the storm ended attempting to locate agency employees and their families. With a four wheel drive truck they came to a halt and had to park and go by foot or helicopter. People know that folks on the island need help and are trying, but that 20 or 40 foot container can not move without a truck, truck needs fuel, generators need fuel and oil, most of what was on the island was destroyed or contaminated with sea water.
    The wifes Agency has had boots on the ground trying to help, where I work has sent Military and civilians to help, the problem is getting them to areas where they can do anything.

    NPR keeps trying to paint the "Trump Administration" in a bad light because of the perceived slowness of the response, but when they interview somebody on the ground in PR, they reiterate exactly what Diver said, no backpedaling or retraction by the NPR host, of course.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,759 Senior Member
    From what I've read on the interwebz PR being hit by TWO hurricanes pretty much wiped out the electrical infrastructure, trashed the roads, and there is stuff blocking roads everywhere. The Navy was prestaged to go in as soon as the hurricane passed and had landing craft with equipment for clearing debris, and landing aid supplies. The Navy and Marines went in, with a battalion of Seabees and got the airports cleared of debris for aircraft and the ports cleared for unloading containers filled with food and supplies. The containers are on the docks with no truck drivers to haul them to distribution centers and the Air Force is busy at the airports flying in supplies and generators for the hospitals and other places that need electricity. And the last I heard, the truck driver situation is being handled by using military truck drivers to get the distribution of supplies rolling. The power plants that provided the power in PR are sorta trashed but can be repaired, but it will take time as the switchyards at the plants and at the distribution yards got hammered. That's a lot of what the Seabees are working on, along with putting up power poles and stringing wire. There are TWO nuclear submarines there also to provide a poopload of electrical power as soon as the distribution network is back up.

    The food, water, and temporary electrical generation is there; the problem is getting it where it's needed due to the blocked roads. And there are a bunch of helicopters ferrying supplies from the airports to the outlying areas that are still isolated due to the impassable roads.

    From what I've read, the U.S. military is busting butt to get things cleared for something like normal distribution of the supplies, including gasoline and diesel for the generators the people already have but have no fuel due to the gas stations being without power to run their pumps.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,004 Senior Member
    Well the mayor of SJ is a socialist democrat, of course they'll blame Trump. Sounds like same dialog from NO after Katrina!
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,723 Senior Member
    The woman interviewed yesterday said the problem with truck drivers is they are dealing with their families immediate problems at home AND they have no way of communicating with the truckers because there is no cell towers left standing and land lines are down due to lack of power, as the word gets out and the roads get cleared the folks in PR should be all over it..
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,047 Senior Member
    FL governor Rick Scott suggested sending truck drivers as part of the relief efforts. And not as a joke.

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    Not like FLA or TX where thousands of trucks can just pretty much roll in with food/water and electric repair crews. Then they will need new cable/poles/transformers and all kinds of total replacement stuff to generate and distribute power.

    Sad, they have been dodging the bullet so to speak on powerful direct hit hurricanes for some time now and it appears the whole flimsy infrastructure just collapsed. Gonna take a lot of rebuilding and time.

    Lots of folks suffering there :angel2: :angel2:
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,528 Senior Member
    A lady that works where I do, while making my new CAC yesterday said, back home there should be no more welfare, there is going to be lots of work for everyone for several years in PR. Same can be said for Florida and Texas.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    Just heard more about the mayor of PR complaining...............she has her head up her ass..........we don't have magic packages that can be shipped or air dropped in and make PR all like new again overnight.

    Trump says she was pleased until the Dems told her she shouldn't be...............she shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. This is a monumental humanitarian disaster on an island over 1000 miles from Miami and it ain't like PRs neighbors can or have anything to help with like DR or Haiti.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of PR and the USVI. :angel2: :angel2:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,833 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Well the mayor of SJ is a socialist democrat, of course they'll blame Trump. Sounds like same dialog from NO after Katrina!

    She'd be doing a lot more if she'd shut up and grab a chain saw......
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    She'd be doing a lot more if she'd shut up and grab a chain saw......

    :that:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Nobody on the planet can touch the American Military when it's about logistical organization. Everything else is either voice to frustration or media hyperbole.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,528 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    Nobody on the planet can touch the American Military when it's about logistical organization. Everything else is either voice to frustration or media hyperbole.

    Totally agree
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,457 Senior Member
    The Air Force could air drop pallets, but it would be a drop in the bucket. Besides, how many parachutes are available? You would need to communicate with someone on the ground to make sure the drop zone is clear, etc..............

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,759 Senior Member
    One of my favorite fun sites that gives their view on the news listed what is being done and is being supplied in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It's a pretty extensive list.
    But the PR Mayor says Trump and the U.S. isn't doing anything.

    http://stiltonsplace.blogspot.com/

    PUERTO RICO RESCUE UPDATE:
    The news media is presenting the impression that Trump isn't doing much about the crisis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    So here's a summary (compiled mostly from FEMA's daily updates) of what the Trump Administration has done so far since Maria hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on September 20.
    By September 23 . . .
    ** Six commercial barges were delivering meals, water, generators, cots, and other commodities to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    ** Three flights per day were arriving, each carrying approximately 33,000 meals.
    ** The logistics support ship SS Wright arrived carrying more than 1.1 million meals, and nearly one million liters of freshwater.
    ** Two shipping barges with 1.2 million liters of water, 31 generators, and more than 6,000 cots have arrived in St. Thomas.
    ** Two additional shipping barges loaded with food, water, and emergency relief supplies are en route to the Caribbean Sea from Florida.
    ** Millions of additional meals were and are being flown to Puerto Rico from staging areas in Kentucky and Florida.
    ** DLA transported 124,000 gallons of diesel fuel to Puerto Rico.
    By September 27, the Trump Administration, working with officials in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands . . .
    ** Opened points of distribution (POD) in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for survivors to get meals, water, and other commodities.
    ** FEMA, working in coordination with federal partners, provided millions of meals and millions of liters of water to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Additional meals and water continue to arrive at the islands daily.
    ** FEMA’s National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) is facilitating private sector requests for humanitarian relief.
    ** The NBEOC continues coordination between government and private sector organizations as the community responds to Hurricanes Maria.
    ** Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) communications assets and personnel continue to support the FEMA Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT), Urban Search and Rescue (US&R), National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), and other federal teams in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    As of September 27, 2017 . . .
    ** A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) mobile communications team is in Puerto Rico to help improve communications across the storm-impacted area.
    ** FEMA search and rescue teams have visited all 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico, conducting search and rescue operations and helping to assess hospitals.
    ** FEMA US&R task forces saved or assisted 843 individuals and five pets, while searching over 2,600 structures as of September 27.
    ** The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority drinking water system is back online, and other drinking water systems on the islands are top priority for receiving generators.
    ** The Concordia potable water pump station is online in St. Croix.
    ** The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Waste Management, and USACE are addressing potential public health risks of garbage build up; coordinating route clearance of wires and poles to enable garbage haulers to access the St. Thomas landfill.
    ** The National Guard Bureau (NGB) has thousands of Guard members on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands taking part in security and support operations. The Air National Guard is focused on transporting food, water, and communications capabilities as well as rapidly increasing airlift into affected areas.
    ** More than 180 Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEO) are in San Juan and the U.S. Virgin Islands supporting search and rescue, medical teams, and other federal responders, additional FLEOs are en route expected to arrive this week. Additional law enforcement support from New York State Police is on the ground in St. John.
    ** The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has supported the restoration of services to all 8 commercial airports in Puerto Rico.
    ** The FAA has restored full Air Traffic Control (ATC) services to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan and limited ATC services to Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla. Recovery efforts are now supporting more than a dozen commercial passenger flights per day at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    ** 26 chainsaw teams and one Incident Management Team (IMT) (23 individuals) from the Department of Agriculture United States Forest Service arrived in Puerto Rico Wednesday to conduct emergency road clearance and manage logistics.
    ** The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) debris experts are assisting FEMA with debris management strategies in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. One of the first priorities is emergency route clearance in multiple locations to enable access to remote locations.
    ** USACE also completed a Blue Roof install on Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas, and completed its first residential Blue Roof install on September 23. Assessments for St. Croix are ongoing. A customer service center for Blue Roof installations opened over the weekend for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    ** To bolster the delivery of fuel throughout Puerto Rico, 100 delivery trucks were dispatched by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) carrying an estimated 275,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
    ** Power is restored to Centro Médico Hospital in San Juan and San Pablo Hospital in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
    **The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital in St. Croix and the Schneider Regional Medical Center in St. Thomas are established as mobile hospitals.
    ** More than half of dialysis centers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are open and accessible for patients. More critical care facilities will re-open in the coming days as power and access are restored.
    ** The U.S. Coast Guard reports the following port statuses with additional ports opening as assessments continue:
    Puerto Rico:
    Open: Port of San Juan, Guayanilla, Salinas, and Talboa
    Open with restrictions: Arecibo, Fajardo, Culebra, Guayama, Mayaguez, and Vieques
    U.S. Virgin Islands:
    Open:
    St. Thomas: Charlotte Amalie, East Gregerie Channel, Crown Bay, West Gregerie Channel
    St. Croix: Krause Lagoon, Frederiksted, Limetree Bay
    Open with Restrictions:
    St. Thomas: Redhook Bay
    St. John: Cruz Bay
    ** USACE coordinated transportation of more than 300 FEMA or Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) generators from across the U.S. to meet anticipated requirements in the islands. More generators continue to arrive.
    The above info is compiled mostly from the FEMA website, which provides a daily update on what's happening.
    And this from my military expert friend J Michael Waller who is tracking this closely. I'll just copy and paste here what he reports:
    US Navy/Marine Corps Assets currently on station, or enroute to the Caribbean AOR:
    26th Marine Expeditionary Unit with Battalion Landing Team 2/6
    Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group
    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Wasp
    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Iwo Jima
    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Kearsarge
    Amphibious Transport Dock USS New York
    Amphibious Landing Ship USS Oak Hill
    Hospital Ship USNS Comfort
    Aviation Logistics Support Ship USNS Wright
    Dry Cargo Ship USNS William McLean
    The above are enough assets to land an entire USMC Marine Expeditionary Brigade, with combat logistics elements. For those who don't know what that is, that's several thousand Marines, with all their gear.
    All of the above, with the exception of the hospital ship, are capable of independent air operations.
    Note: MEDEVACs are ALREADY being done, and began IMMEDIATELY by the US Coast Guard, and US Navy aviation.
    Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln is producing purified potable water, at the rate of 400,000 gallons a day. Full capacity.
    The carrier, all 3 assault ships, the LSD, and LPD, all have operating rooms to stabilize critical medical/trauma cases, prior to evacuation to either the hospital ship, or land based medical treatment facilities.
    The hospital ship is capable of handling a patient load of up to 1,000 patients, with full OR, ICU, and Recovery wards.
    In addition, fleet refueling ships are also enroute to provide fuel specifically for public safety equipment on the ground.
    Obviously, the human catastrophe in Puerto Rico continues to be dire. Pray for Puerto Rico. And much work still needs to be done.
    But it's just inaccurate (intentionally inaccurate) to suggest that Trump has not taken every conceivable action to help the 3.4 million people of Puerto Rico.
    in addition to this there are in excess of 10,000 giant shipping containers filled with emergency supplies and the mayor refuses to work with the trucking Union to get distributed throughout the Island
    What else should he be doing?

    But the PR Mayor says Trump and the U.S. isn't doing anything.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,584 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    One of my favorite fun sites that gives their view on the news listed what is being done and is being supplied in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It's a pretty extensive list.
    But the PR Mayor says Trump and the U.S. isn't doing anything.

    http://stiltonsplace.blogspot.com/

    PUERTO RICO RESCUE UPDATE:
    The news media is presenting the impression that Trump isn't doing much about the crisis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    So here's a summary (compiled mostly from FEMA's daily updates) of what the Trump Administration has done so far since Maria hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on September 20.
    By September 23 . . .
    ** Six commercial barges were delivering meals, water, generators, cots, and other commodities to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    ** Three flights per day were arriving, each carrying approximately 33,000 meals.
    ** The logistics support ship SS Wright arrived carrying more than 1.1 million meals, and nearly one million liters of freshwater.
    ** Two shipping barges with 1.2 million liters of water, 31 generators, and more than 6,000 cots have arrived in St. Thomas.
    ** Two additional shipping barges loaded with food, water, and emergency relief supplies are en route to the Caribbean Sea from Florida.
    ** Millions of additional meals were and are being flown to Puerto Rico from staging areas in Kentucky and Florida.
    ** DLA transported 124,000 gallons of diesel fuel to Puerto Rico.
    By September 27, the Trump Administration, working with officials in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands . . .
    ** Opened points of distribution (POD) in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for survivors to get meals, water, and other commodities.
    ** FEMA, working in coordination with federal partners, provided millions of meals and millions of liters of water to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Additional meals and water continue to arrive at the islands daily.
    ** FEMA’s National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) is facilitating private sector requests for humanitarian relief.
    ** The NBEOC continues coordination between government and private sector organizations as the community responds to Hurricanes Maria.
    ** Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) communications assets and personnel continue to support the FEMA Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT), Urban Search and Rescue (US&R), National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), and other federal teams in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    As of September 27, 2017 . . .
    ** A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) mobile communications team is in Puerto Rico to help improve communications across the storm-impacted area.
    ** FEMA search and rescue teams have visited all 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico, conducting search and rescue operations and helping to assess hospitals.
    ** FEMA US&R task forces saved or assisted 843 individuals and five pets, while searching over 2,600 structures as of September 27.
    ** The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority drinking water system is back online, and other drinking water systems on the islands are top priority for receiving generators.
    ** The Concordia potable water pump station is online in St. Croix.
    ** The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Waste Management, and USACE are addressing potential public health risks of garbage build up; coordinating route clearance of wires and poles to enable garbage haulers to access the St. Thomas landfill.
    ** The National Guard Bureau (NGB) has thousands of Guard members on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands taking part in security and support operations. The Air National Guard is focused on transporting food, water, and communications capabilities as well as rapidly increasing airlift into affected areas.
    ** More than 180 Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEO) are in San Juan and the U.S. Virgin Islands supporting search and rescue, medical teams, and other federal responders, additional FLEOs are en route expected to arrive this week. Additional law enforcement support from New York State Police is on the ground in St. John.
    ** The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has supported the restoration of services to all 8 commercial airports in Puerto Rico.
    ** The FAA has restored full Air Traffic Control (ATC) services to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan and limited ATC services to Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla. Recovery efforts are now supporting more than a dozen commercial passenger flights per day at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    ** 26 chainsaw teams and one Incident Management Team (IMT) (23 individuals) from the Department of Agriculture United States Forest Service arrived in Puerto Rico Wednesday to conduct emergency road clearance and manage logistics.
    ** The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) debris experts are assisting FEMA with debris management strategies in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. One of the first priorities is emergency route clearance in multiple locations to enable access to remote locations.
    ** USACE also completed a Blue Roof install on Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas, and completed its first residential Blue Roof install on September 23. Assessments for St. Croix are ongoing. A customer service center for Blue Roof installations opened over the weekend for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    ** To bolster the delivery of fuel throughout Puerto Rico, 100 delivery trucks were dispatched by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) carrying an estimated 275,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
    ** Power is restored to Centro Médico Hospital in San Juan and San Pablo Hospital in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
    **The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital in St. Croix and the Schneider Regional Medical Center in St. Thomas are established as mobile hospitals.
    ** More than half of dialysis centers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are open and accessible for patients. More critical care facilities will re-open in the coming days as power and access are restored.
    ** The U.S. Coast Guard reports the following port statuses with additional ports opening as assessments continue:
    Puerto Rico:
    Open: Port of San Juan, Guayanilla, Salinas, and Talboa
    Open with restrictions: Arecibo, Fajardo, Culebra, Guayama, Mayaguez, and Vieques
    U.S. Virgin Islands:
    Open:
    St. Thomas: Charlotte Amalie, East Gregerie Channel, Crown Bay, West Gregerie Channel
    St. Croix: Krause Lagoon, Frederiksted, Limetree Bay
    Open with Restrictions:
    St. Thomas: Redhook Bay
    St. John: Cruz Bay
    ** USACE coordinated transportation of more than 300 FEMA or Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) generators from across the U.S. to meet anticipated requirements in the islands. More generators continue to arrive.
    The above info is compiled mostly from the FEMA website, which provides a daily update on what's happening.
    And this from my military expert friend J Michael Waller who is tracking this closely. I'll just copy and paste here what he reports:
    US Navy/Marine Corps Assets currently on station, or enroute to the Caribbean AOR:
    26th Marine Expeditionary Unit with Battalion Landing Team 2/6
    Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group
    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Wasp
    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Iwo Jima
    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Kearsarge
    Amphibious Transport Dock USS New York
    Amphibious Landing Ship USS Oak Hill
    Hospital Ship USNS Comfort
    Aviation Logistics Support Ship USNS Wright
    Dry Cargo Ship USNS William McLean
    The above are enough assets to land an entire USMC Marine Expeditionary Brigade, with combat logistics elements. For those who don't know what that is, that's several thousand Marines, with all their gear.
    All of the above, with the exception of the hospital ship, are capable of independent air operations.
    Note: MEDEVACs are ALREADY being done, and began IMMEDIATELY by the US Coast Guard, and US Navy aviation.
    Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln is producing purified potable water, at the rate of 400,000 gallons a day. Full capacity.
    The carrier, all 3 assault ships, the LSD, and LPD, all have operating rooms to stabilize critical medical/trauma cases, prior to evacuation to either the hospital ship, or land based medical treatment facilities.
    The hospital ship is capable of handling a patient load of up to 1,000 patients, with full OR, ICU, and Recovery wards.
    In addition, fleet refueling ships are also enroute to provide fuel specifically for public safety equipment on the ground.
    Obviously, the human catastrophe in Puerto Rico continues to be dire. Pray for Puerto Rico. And much work still needs to be done.
    But it's just inaccurate (intentionally inaccurate) to suggest that Trump has not taken every conceivable action to help the 3.4 million people of Puerto Rico.
    in addition to this there are in excess of 10,000 giant shipping containers filled with emergency supplies and the mayor refuses to work with the trucking Union to get distributed throughout the Island
    What else should he be doing?

    But the PR Mayor says Trump and the U.S. isn't doing anything.
    Yeah unfortunately these types of events always have enough difficulty and uncertainty so that everyone can find a way to feed their preferred narative for or against whoever is in charge. In the end this county can and does mobilize some significant resources and a ton of awesome people to help whenever disater strikes.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
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