Graciousness and tenacity in pictures from storm-wrecked Puerto Rico

Now weeks after Hurricane Maria unleashed havoc on Puerto Rico, almost 90 percent of the US territory still has no electricity Monday, officials said.

According to B.J. Parkey, subject matter expert on temporary emergency power for the Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA is working hand-in-hand with top government officials in Puerto Rico to determine the priority of generator placement throughout the island.

The rebuilding effort will make it harder to pay back the more than $70 billion Puerto Rico owes its creditors.

Menendez is the highest ranking Latino in the U.S. Congress and has been a key figure in getting Congress to authorize hurricane relief to help to the U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on FDA's continued assistance following the natural disaster in Puerto Rico.

A woman looks out a door at her church in Caonillas, Puerto Rico.

President Donald Trump, who visited the island last week, has been insistent that his administration's response has been more than adequate, tweeting Sunday, "Nobody could have done what I've done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation". "NYPA technicians are very familiar with PREPA'S electric system, as it is similar to NY state's system, so I'm confident that our expertise will be of significant value on the ground as we continue to coordinate with federal and local partners to repower Puerto Rico". "There was no part of the 3.5 million people, no part of the island that was not dramatically affected by this".




They have also provided their equipment and expertise at large events, including last year's Republican Convention in Cleveland and more recently, the Air Force Marathon in Dayton.

Blumenthal took the trip with four other senators.

"People in PR are very close so everyone is gathering with everybody if you need something they'll give it to you and that's the type of person they are". States, on average, typically have 57 percent of Medicaid costs covered by the federal government, according to the report.

"As fuel and water supplies dwindle precariously low, damaged infrastructure from roads and bridges to ports and electrical lines exacerbate the already formidable challenges, and threaten to leave the island without power for months to come", the senators wrote.

51 Number of Puerto Rico's hospitals that are relying on generator power, compared to 14 hospitals with functioning electricity.

Immediately after the storm passed, the Puerto Ricans began to rebuild. The island left a powerful impression on me, and I hope to return to keep documenting its recovery. "But the local support disappears eventually, and that's when they need the extra support".

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