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Locals come together to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico faces much damage after Hurricane Maria made landfall last month, leaving much of the island without power or other essential supplies. Of the 66 hospitals in Puerto Rico listed on a government website, 30 still lack access to electricity.

Puerto Rico, a United States territory with nearly 3.5 million American citizens, was devastated by the storm.

"The unprecedented devastation across the island of Puerto Rico has led to independent damage assessments in the $95-billion range, roughly 150 percent of Puerto Rico's Gross Domestic Product", Rosselló said in the letter.

Roughly 80 percent of the drug products manufactured on the island are consumed by USA citizens in Puerto Rico and across all 50 states.

Rossello said the island is grateful for the help it's gotten so far - the Trump administration last week asked for $29 billion in disaster aid for US hurricane relief - but needs about $4.6 billion more money in an emergency "down payment on hurricane recovery efforts".

The company has voluntarily withdrawn without prejudice their lawsuit challenging the legality of the Commonwealth's Fiscal Plan as certified by The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico [Oversight Board]. AT&T mobile cell towers are being delivered to Puerto Rico in an effort to regain connectivity.

Although Puerto Rico has received significant aid and will continue to do so, the distribution of said aid is the bigger issue at hand for them. "WE NEED WATER!" she tweeted Sunday morning. President Donald Trump has continued to assert that his government is doing a quote "great job" with their response to the crisis. That's less than half of the island's 3.4 million residents.

Mike Dent, director of pharmacy finance at the PSNC, said: "There are many factors influencing the United Kingdom medicines market at present and PSNC's focus is on ensuring that pharmacy contractors can access the medicines their patients need and that they are reimbursed correctly".

Blumenthal took the trip with four other senators.

"Increasingly painful to [understand] the american people want to help and US Gov does not want to help".

The President also gave an impassioned defence of his towel-tossing actions in Puerto Rico. "The federal government has the transportation and logistics infrastructure to help alleviate the immediate and overwhelming crisis now facing Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands". About 88 percent of the island is still without power, the Puerto Rico Energy Authority reported on Saturday. "This is a prediction that would never be acceptable on the mainland and it should not be acceptable for the American citizens living on Puerto Rico". "But the local support disappears eventually, and that's when they need the extra support".

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