NY Gov. Cuomo Heading To Puerto Rico To Help Recovery Effort

Lester Mason
September 23, 2017

Air National Guard Airmen began lining up operations for aircraft, cargo, and passengers through Savannah Air National Guard Base here September 22 to support the recovery and relief operations after Hurricane Maria lined up to pulverize Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "But we're strong and need your help".

Don and Dollie Nelson saw flight after flight out of Puerto Rico fill up as the storm gained strength in its charge toward the island and were increasingly resigned to wait it out at their resort.

Jimenez says she has been through a category two hurricane and that was devastating. She said the call was short but reassuring.

Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran and his wife, Jessica, have started a relief fund to help Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Beltran's native Puerto Rico.

"It's unbelievable that on Tuesday, I said goodbye to my family in the airport", said Franzen.

TAMPA Fla. – Shai Ortiz has temporarily converted her business from selling drones to collecting relief supplies for Puerto Rico
TAMPA Fla. – Shai Ortiz has temporarily converted her business from selling drones to collecting relief supplies for Puerto Rico

"They are in need of our support, a lot of families have been left without first aid", said Ruvalcaba. Most Puerto Rican residents are facing weeks or months without electricity.

"Most, if not all, of the island is without power", Suryanarayanan said. But she says it was a tough goodbye.

"Every single Puerto Rican that is in the mainland feels helpless especially since they can't reach their families, can't reach their loved ones, it's hard going about your day as if everything were okay", Jimenez said.

A man was unable to escape from the boat and the Coast Guard said rescuers were unable to retrieve his body. "They say it's unsafe there but they have no idea. Until you hear their voices you just won't be able to relax".


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