Senator Tim Kaine visits Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico

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Homes and infrastructure lie in ruins outside the city of Caguas, Puerto Rico, on October 3. "Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates, ..." "Nobody could have done what I've done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation", he wrote.

While 68 percents of the San Juan metro area has access to drinking water, just 31 percent does for the northern region of the island, according to Puerto Rico's government.

In a press conference on September 26, Trump blamed geography for the delay. The four hurricanes that have struck the continental United States and its Caribbean territories so far this year have "strained" the resources of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "You can't just drive your trucks there from other states".

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San Juan's mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz, was the first to speak up. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a letter to Congress Monday that, "in addition to the immediate humanitarian crisis, Puerto Rico is on the brink of a massive liquidity crisis", meaning that the government may soon be dealing with a shortfall of cash. "Very good towels", said Trump, because he only knows about four adjectives.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk often takes to Twitter to mull over ideas, but on Friday his musings about sending his company's solar-powered batteries to help restore Puerto Rico's power attracted the attention of the island's governor.

The agency is sending staff from its Aviation Department to help counterparts at San Juan International Airport and other airfields resume full flight operations, port department staff to assist in damage assessments at the Port of San Juan to help get shipping commerce back in operation, and Port Authority Police to help support security initiatives, plus Office of Emergency Management staff to assist in the Commonwealth. Oh sorry they are collecting data... "People wave on from the sides of the roads as we pass by on our way to missions".

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"... She was the lone voice (of criticism) that we saw..." I'm also inspired by the work of everyone assisting this relief effort from our White Oak, Maryland headquarters.

Puerto Rico is struggling to recover two weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through the country, knocking out communications and power across the island. "There was no part of the 3.5 million people, no part of the island that was not dramatically affected by this". His tweets, where he often offers candid thoughts on the day's news, were disproportionally and significantly weighted toward the football league in the week following the storm, according to CNN. "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". In an emotional address mainly directed at President Trump, the mayor begged for help.

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