So, I mean, we have all been through a lot, as far as Irma and Maria are concerned.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump).It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. He also appeared critical of the island's financial problems, tweeting they owed "billions of dollars to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with".
Fernando Vivanco with Medtronic says the facilities fared well, but some wind and water damage is present and repairs are underway. "It's very frustrating because there's no coordination", Rivera said, who is currently reporting on-the-ground in Puerto Rico.
Tuesday is the earliest he can visit without disrupting recovery operations, Trump said.
The soldiers are likely already en route or in Puerto Rico. I know many Puerto Ricans.
4 In Your Corner reached out to American Airlines to see what fliers like the Riveras can do to get reimbursed for all the extra nights they had to spend in a hotel. "The island pretty much got destroyed", Dennis Malabet says. Up until Tuesday, only humanitarian flights have left the airport for San Juan.
His administration is facing steep criticism that its response to Hurricane Maria has fallen short.
"This is a thing called the Atlantic ocean, this is tough stuff", he added.
A newly released satellite image from the U.S. government shows Puerto Rico in a complete blackout. Trump was criticized after his first trip to Texas for not meeting face-to-face with Harvey survivors, instead spending his time with government officials.
Two people who are now working hard to bring relief to Puerto Rico and Charles Timms, with United Puerto Rico, and Francisco Santiago, with the Puerto Rican Foundation of Oklahoma. Volunteers have gathered to separate goods that will be sent to Puerto Rico.