Lt. Gen. Buchanan Details Progress, What Remains to be Done in Puerto Rico.

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

University of Puerto Rico researchers guide FEMA through damage of hardest hit neighborhoods.

Mayor Marcelo Trujillo of Humacao, Puerto Rico describes the damage to his hardest hit neighborhoods and sends University of Puerto Rico researchers to guide FEMA out to Cayo Santiago to assess the damage and conditions of Monkey Island. All 1,700 monkeys survived Hurricane Maria and 15 babies were born since the eye of the storm left Cayo Santiago.

El alcalde de Humacao, Marcelo Trujillo, describe el desastre de los sectores más devastados del pueblo e incluso, envía investigadores de la Universidad de Puerto Rico a que lleven a #FEMA al Cayo Santiago a evaluar el daño y condiciones de la Isla de los Monos. Los 1,700 monos sobrevivieron el Huracán María y hasta 15 bebés han nacido desde que el ojo de la tormenta salió de Cayo Santiago.

Watch video at https://www.facebook.com/FEMAPuertoRico/videos/854783848037519/

The Tech Community Steps Up to Help Puerto Rico.

Silicon Valley is mobilizing to help reconnect Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane. More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, technology companies are mobilizing to help reconnect and rebuild the island’s decimated infrastructure. From Wi-Fi-enabled mega-balloons to connectivity teams on the ground and solar energy, some of the biggest players in the tech industry are moving swiftly to help the island territories rebuild. Read more at https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/puerto-rico-crisis/tech-community-steps-help-puerto-rico-n809066

VIDEO: Beatriz Rossello, the First Lady of Puerto Rico, is leading the effort to have “Emergency Stop and Go Service Stations” around the island.

Emergency Stop and Go Service Stations offering:
-psychological & physical medical services
-computer center with internet
-TV area with Direct TV
-Sport Center area
-Kids zone
-Hot food

In this video, she lists where each station is located. Watch video at https://www.facebook.com/108679513654/videos/10155239482228655/

She also told us about United for Puerto Rico’, the initiative that is intended to raise money for the island, in collaboration with the private sector. To donate, visit www.unidosporpuertorico.com

Residents of San Juan had strong words after President Trump tweeted on Oct. 12 that relief workers would not stay in Puerto Rico “forever.”

If you understand Spanish you will recognize that this is raw emotional grief being expressed, not anger as it would appear if you do not understand Spanish. This man is speaking with drips of profound agony searing his soul. #CulturalCompetency
 
‘Mr. President, you charlatan.’ Puerto Ricans react to Trump’s…Residents of San Juan had strong words after President Trump tweeted on Oct. 12 that relief workers would not stay in Puerto Rico “forever.” 
 
Please stand up to the soul searing games this man in the WH plays on our people, your people, who are in the middle of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis still in survival mode, not yet in recovery mode. Every single person in PR was personally affected by this, not just a portion of their population. Every single person from the Gov down to the mountain peasants and the bees struggling to find food.
 
All of the people suffering from horrific natural and manmade disasters in our country right now from devastating wildfires to debilitating water and hurricane related disasters and mass shootings, all of them need and deserve a man n the WH who provides compassion, hope and actionable help, not word and head games.
 
Be a decent human being and stand up to this WH atrocity and do not allow such words to become the norm towards vulnerable people anywhere, for any reason.
 
It is clear that we are being governed by malevolence, bitterness, pettiness, petulance, and a pure ego-driven soul. There is no more hiding, justifying or even explaining this behavior away. The only thing left to do is to stand up to it and then work around it for the sake of the human souls directly affected by it. Please, do your part too.

Watch video at https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/videos/10156817331532293/

Medical volunteers in Puerto Rico fear the death toll will rise much higher than the current number reported due to the amount of people relief workers are unable to reach.

Medical volunteers in Puerto Rico fear the death toll will rise much higher than the current number reported due to the amount of people relief workers are unable to reach. Watch video at https://www.facebook.com/AC360/videos/10159573445165533/