Jennifer Lopez donates $1M to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

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In a development that could help the recovery effort, the Port of San Juan reopened, according to a Twitter message from the agency that operates it, allowing ships to unload supplies.

"The whole island is out of power right now, a lot of places have no water either", Ramos said.

Rivera is eight months pregnant, so her mother is "going insane", she said, "because she thinks I'm going to give birth, but I'm okay". "Everything will have to be thrown out".

Hillary Clinton called out the Trump administration Sunday for its response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. For so many, the past several days have been torture as they've been forced to wait on word from loved ones on the island.

At least 10 people have died so far in Puerto Rico as the result of Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to hit the island since 1928. Making matters worse, PREPA has been in bankruptcy since July. "There is tremendous damage on the island", said William Booher, director of public affairs for FEMA.

PRFAA also established a web site, United for Puerto Rico, listing ways for people to donate funds via Paypal, using the ATH Móvil mobile app or by donating to a specific bank account number.

Virginia firefighters are back in Puerto Rico to help with search and rescue efforts after Hurricane Maria.

The death toll in Puerto Rico stood at six but was likely to rise. It abandoned most basic maintenance in recent years, leaving the island subject to regular blackouts. If so, the Daily Beast reports that 70,000 Puerto Ricans could be besieged by an estimated 11 billion gallons of water.

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An Austin police officer from the USA territory described his family's experience as they rode out the storm.

Meanwhile, the hurricane has pushed back the island's bankruptcy process.

NY plans to send about 240 National Guardsmen and state troopers to assist Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

"It was devastating to see all that kind of debris in all areas, in all towns of the island", Jenniffer González, the island's non-voting representative in Congress told CNN. It is now time for all Americans to be front and center in helping to bring awareness and solutions to the task of rebuilding Puerto Rico. "Today, Puerto Rico needs our help". It makes up almost 49 percent of the island's GDP, according to a 2015 report from the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association. For some, the only option is to evacuate to the US for treatment. But it is the inability to reach family members on the island and the mainland that has left them in despair.

Having already suffered minor disruption from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it estimates the profit impact of these first two storms to be around GBP500,000 to GBP1.0 million.

Hotels and resorts were struggling to stay open in the days after the hit.

Delta Air Lines said it would fly relief workers and supplies from Atlanta on a single flight Saturday and take passengers off the island on the return trip while canceling other flights. "Still, we have family in Ponce and we have no idea what's going on with them".

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