Latest Puerto Rico death toll more than doubles

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    Well I know someone that works for the DoJ that lives really close to San Juan and they haven't been heard from yet. They are a mod on a writer's forum I'm a member of, and you can believe that if they had any way of communicating with anyone, they would have contacted someone by now.
     
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    Thanks for the link...its amazing how quickly they are getting things going again. Those folk need to prepare better for the next storm.
     
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    This from a few minutes ago:

    Trump doles out praise as Puerto Ricans despair - CNNPolitics

    At one point, he handed out flashlights. "You don't need them anymore," the President remarked. By Tuesday, power had been restored to less than 7% of Puerto Rico.

    There's no power and only intermittent access to drinkable water in Loíza. No one's cell phone works. The neighbors said they needed FEMA's help. But what were they supposed to do, put in an application online?

    Near the eastern tip of the island, Elba Bonano said she had seen only a single aid truck pass through her neighborhood as of Monday.

    "They gave you a couple bottles of water and they gave you Skittles ... and tuna fish and that's it," she said.
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    It looks like Republicans have forgotten cell phones need to be charged.

    Hilarious they post a link to Trump and just assume Honest Don must be telling the truth. When you follow a cult leader, you believe him. No matter how many times he lies.
     
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    This from 33 minutes ago:

    Desperation Grows in Puerto Rico’s Poor Communities Without Water or Power

    'We Could See Significant Epidemics'
    Rodríguez del Valle said the mosquito bites that have been reported in Caño Martín Peña in recent days suggest diseases like dengue, Zika or chikungunya, which take several days or longer to surface after the initial bites, are on their way.

    Health experts say mosquito- and water-borne diseases present a serious concern for all of Puerto Rico.

    "Unless there is massive intervention to implement some type of health infrastructure, we could see significant epidemics in the coming weeks," said Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

    Twenty miles east of San Juan in Loiza, a coastal community where 65 percent of residents are black and and nearly half of residents live below the poverty level, there are already reports of diarrheal diseases.

    "We are seeing increasing rates of gastrointestinal disease as there are increasing reports of people drinking river water, and otherwise unable to access clean water," Skopec, of Project HOPE, said. "It's a very bad situation and the outlook is that it's going to continue to get worse before it gets better."

    On Radio, Hospitals Beg for Fuel for Generators
    South of San Juan in Salinas, a low-income community largely of African descent on the Caribbean Coast, community leaders say they have received little outside assistance.

    "The hospitals are on the radio asking for diesel and fuel to run their generators," said Ruth Santiago, an environmental lawyer for Comité Diálogo Ambiental, Inc. (Environmental Dialogue) in Salinas. "Elder centers, they are asking families to pick up their relatives."

    . Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism reported that morgues are at capacity, the official system for registering deaths is barely functioning, and the number could rise into the hundreds due to the territory's damaged health care infrastructure.

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    Oh yea,
    things are just moving ahead fantastic. Fantastic if you are white, in the city and your home is made from concrete.

    Fantastic!

    This is turning into one horrendous disaster. How much longer can right wingers refuse to see it?
     
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    By electing corrupt and incapable politicians, Puerto Ricans must shoulder the responsibility of their present situation. Their debt is their own making.and a separate issue to hurricane disaster aid.
     
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    But we have money to build a stupid wall. And to start a war with North Korea?
     
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    What people died on their rooftops?
    The ones who didn't evacuate and then put
    rescuers lives at risk because of their stupid asses

    I remember watching people looting
    acting like savages and animals...
    they weren't trying to help anyone

    The real devastation didn't come from Katrina,
    it was the neglected, poorly constructed levees
    that didn't nor, couldn't, withstand Katrina

    No matter how much anyone prepares for situations,
    doesn't mean you'll be prepared for the actual event!
     
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    You know, Trump doesn't really understand how disasters work.

    Not only do you have the initial deaths that are caused directly by the storm, but you also have deaths that come later that are indirectly caused by the storm.

    Yeah, the current death toll is around 16, but you can bet that when they get to the other towns where communications haven't been reestablished yet, there will be more bodies to count.

    Trump is gonna break his arm patting himself on the back so early on this one.
     

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