JEA linemen going to Puerto Rico to restore power

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One-hundred percent of the island lost power in Maria's immediate aftermath and relief aid has been slow to arrive on the Caribbean island.

Many days later, our family received a brief message somehow that said Kathy and her family were safe, and that was out. So, for example, we know we're delivering food to all of the municipalities, and water.

The lawsuit contended the fiscal plan, approved in March by the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, violated provisions of the 2016 Puerto Rico rescue law known as PROMESA and the U.S. Constitution.

Puerto Rico's governor says he's ordered an investigation into food and water distribution and promised there would be "hell to pay" for those mishandling supplies after Hurricane Maria devastated the USA territory.

President Donald Trump visited the island on October 3, following criticism that his administration was not doing enough and that help was provided faster to cities on the mainland following hurricanes Irma and Maria. Google parent company Alphabet has proposed launching balloons over the island to bring Wi-Fi service to hard-to-reach places, as it has in other parts of the world. He suggested that the federal government use the Army Corps of Engineers to help fix the infrastructure.

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.

The impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico lingers, and now after a recent visit to the island, five senators have a better idea on how to help.

Hours after the hurricane hit the island as well as the Virgin Islands, President Trump, who was under attack for his rather low-key reaction to the tragedy, described Puerto Rico's electrical grid as "not in good shape to start with", during his appearance at the U.N. September 28.

In a joint effort with other senators, including U.S. Sen.

He also celebrated his supposed contributions to Puerto Rico in a tweet showing a video of the relief efforts.

"There has been great collaboration with the [Department of Defense], with the federal government, with the state governments", Rossello said on MSNBC Monday.

"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. "[Puerto Rico's Medicaid program] is headed toward a collapse", Edwin Park, vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, told the publication. About 88 percent of the island is still without power, the Puerto Rico Energy Authority reported on Saturday. Still, he continues to defend his response to the natural disaster-particularly the paper towel toss.

The island's infrastructure is the main culprit behind the lagging aid, not the US government. "But the local support disappears eventually, and that's when they need the extra support".