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In strikingly personal terms, President Trump complained in a tweet on Sunday evening that he had done so much to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria yet received "so little appreciation".

Ricardo Rossello says an investigation is underway into reports that some areas in Puerto Rico are not collecting and delivering food and water, reports CBS News correspondent David Begnaud.

"We're still, obviously, needing to do more". Only 25 of Puerto Rico's 67 hospitals have electricity.

San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, now the most well-known critic of Trump's Puerto Rico response, called the president out on Twitter once again after a San Juan hospital lost power.

The White House has asked Congress for $29 billion in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, drinking water has been restored to nearly 60 percent of the island, yet only to about 20 percent in some parts of the north, according to the governor.

WASHINGTON ― The Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico expired on Sunday night and "it is not being extended at this time", Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan told HuffPost on Monday.

US President Donald Trump has defended throwing paper towels into a crowd of Puerto Ricans at a relief centre in the hurricane-ravaged territory earlier this week and lauded federal relief efforts.

Martinez says he wants others to experience the same peace of mind he felt when he finally found out that his family was safe.

"They will determine a restoration plan and work with the vendors and industry to get these back online", said Pratt.

Today Puerto Rico's Governor sent a letter to Congressional leaders, saying the island needs more than $4 billion to fully recover.

With another hurricane, Nate, having hit the Gulf Coast early today - the fourth to make landfall in the USA this hurricane season - the FEMA chief told Raddatz that the emergency management agency is stretched thin.

"In regards to resources, of course we're strained", Long said.

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