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Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico struggle
to connect with their families on U.S. mainland

Los Angeles Times, by Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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Posted By:FlyRight, 9/25/2017 4:44:44 PM

zens of people on a highway in Puerto Rico resorted to parking their cars and walking around, cellphones in hand, trying to get a connection, nearly a week after Hurricane Maria left much of the island incommunicado. “I’m trying to do web cam but it doesn’t work, so I’m trying to text,” said Estefanie Torres, 21, who had driven north from Ponce on the island’s south coast to try to call her husband, father and aunt in Philadelphia. “I have a lot to say.Families were frantically trying to reach relatives on and off the island, a U.S. territory. At least 16

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 9/25/2017 4:51:52 PM     (No. 11395187)

No power.

But wait! I saw pictures of wind turbines stretched across an otherwise beautiful landscape.

Alas, they stand there motionless.

Praying for hurricane victims everywhere and for earthquake casualties.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyHen, 9/25/2017 6:16:34 PM     (No. 11395284)

Just beware, the media have been looking for Trump´s Katrina moment in all this devastation. They don´t give a rat´s patoot about the people just the possibility of painting Trump as uncaring, unfeeling, or worst of all, !!racist!!

Puerto Rico is a mess and it is an island as well so ports of entry have been heavily compromised by the destruction and the clean up must be done right to ensure safety. If you want REAL news about what our brave men and women of the military, first responders, and other good souls are doing about Hurricane relief missions, go here

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4339/updates-blog-and-news

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 9/25/2017 6:34:39 PM     (No. 11395320)

Most of that island was a big mess before the hurricanes. I wish the residents the best and hope they learn English soon after we move the last of them to the US.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Zarin, 9/25/2017 8:59:30 PM     (No. 11395481)

Wait - they have gasoline to drive their cars somewhere to find a signal? The problem is that they are spoiled by the instant communication of cell phones - which need cell towers - which have been downed by 140 MPH winds.

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