Family friend says local Navy vet is stranded in Puerto Rico

Family friend says local Navy vet is stranded in Puerto Rico

Frustrated residents face long lines for fuel, as millions of people have gone almost a week without power. News, "Thank God we're blessed to help".

"He has been acting proactively", said Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to the New York Times Tuesday.

The governor specifically lauded the administration's initial deployment of over 10,000 federal staff to help rebuild and fix the stricken USA territory.

United States President Donald Trump has said he would travel to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico next Tuesday.

Relief efforts were complicated by the fact that it is an island, which now faces a "long and very, very hard restoration process", Trump said. I grew up in NY, so I know many people from Puerto Rico.

Students, families and many school staff in the western MA city of Holyoke are still desperate for news from relatives in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit last week. "They'll be back, but we are helping them", Trump said. Is Puerto Rico getting all the help it needs from you, Mr. President? Reporter: And today, we put the question to the president. "Osceola stands ready to enroll and assist students coming from Puerto Rico".

A Cape Coral couple has been stuck on the island since September 17th.

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Singer Marc Anthony, who was born in NY of Puerto Rican parents, told Trump in a tweet with an expletive thrown in to stop talking about the National Football League and "do something about our people in need in #PuertoRico".

We continue to assess the impact of Hurricane Maria on our employees, facilities, customers and patients we serve. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with.

"There are thousands of containers in the port of San Juan right now", said Diana Emmanuelli, a Maria evacuee.

"Some of these folks were bedridden, some were dehydrated because they have not been able to get any water or food for a number of days", Armando Valdés Prieto, a lawyer and volunteer, told NBC News by phone of one building he visited.

"Power is being restored little by little. The regulating step is the deployment of those assets".

The feeling of guilt has also accompanied Danny Gomez, who moved to Tucson from Puerto Rico in June. Because of the infrastructure damage and power limitations at the airport, we are only being allowed to fly one or two flights a day.