"No military assistance while White House spews vile atheoretical neoliberał dogma about debt. Makes me want to pause building our little farm and write a formal academic icy glare long fingernailed essay. This is hell and they arę bastards."
“Hysteria is starting to spread”: Puerto Rico is devastated in the wake of Hurricane Maria
No power, little access to water, dwindling food: the situation in Puerto Rico right now.
25 September, 2016
Five days after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, bisecting the entire island, the US territory is in the grips of a serious, life-threatening crisis, with humanitarian aid getting in far more slowly than is needed.
…without air conditioning, the walls of the operating room were dripping with condensation and floors were slippery. ... Most patients had been discharged or evacuated to other facilities, but some patients remained because their families could not be reached by phone.
2 hospitals now have power. The latest is Centro Médico, Puerto Rico's main hospital. It was connected late last night.
Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble..
President Trump said Monday night that Puerto Rico is in “deep trouble” because Hurricane Maria inflicted massive damage on an island already struggling with debt and weak infrastructure.
In a series of tweets, Mr. Trump said “much of the island was destroyed” by Maria, but added that Puerto Rico’s billions in debt to Wall Street and banks “sadly, must be dealt with.”
“Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble,” the president said. “It’s old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated.”
The president said food, water and medical supplies “are top priorities - and doing well.” Some have criticized the administration for moving too slowly with relief aid for the island.
Before Maria hit, Puerto Rico was already dealing with the worst debt crisis in U.S. municipal history, having defaulted on more than $70 billion owed to creditors
...It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars....