Chicago Area Woman Stranded In Puerto Rico

Chicago Area Woman Stranded In Puerto Rico

Like other hospitals on the island, the Maestro has no power.

On Tuesday, the Trump administration said there was no need to waive shipping restrictions to help get fuel and supplies to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying it would do nothing to address the island's damaged ports, the main impediment to shipping. "Hurricane Maria has beaten up my island and my people are hurting, so we need to send as much help as we can", Pizarro said. "I don't feel safe here", said Doris Montalvo, who was at the airport Tuesday night, trying to get home to CT with her daughter, three grandchildren and her daughter's boyfriend.

Dunn said she has found plane tickets to fly her parents to Saginaw to stay while relief efforts in Puerto Rico shape up.

U.S. military members remove a tree branch blocking a road in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday.

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In a series of tweets Monday night, Trump said the US territory's old electrical grid was "devastated".

"It's been two Category 4 and 5 hurricanes in span of three weeks and we are an island and resources are harder to come by", he said.

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Puerto Rico's energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that the entire system is down.

The family was there when Hurricane Irma brushed the island, but that was nothing compared to Hurricane Maria.

Only a handful of flights are getting out of the main airport.

"My mother needs dialysis".

"We are American citizens too", Anthony said. "There are people who've had no food and no water for 14 days", Yulin Cruz told CBS. But the scope of the devastation is so broad, and the relief effort so concentrated in San Juan, that many people from outside the capital say they have received little to no help.

Rejecting accusations Puerto Rico has not received the same level of assistance as storm-hit U.S. states Florida and Texas, Trump said a "massive relief effort is underway".