More About Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

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    Biggest problem is waiting for a huge generator so radar and the control tower can get up and running.
     
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    To be fair, I believe it's the local government that's more responsible for those crates still being there at the docks.

    However, that doesn't excuse Trump's lack of response in the whole matter on Puerto Rico.
     
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    I have been posting assets being deployed in the relief effort on many threads now............yet it still falls on those who refuse to see the efforts going on right now..........LHD's, LPD's, CVN aren't no joke at all.......and only part of what has been sent..............

    LHD's and LPD's are the size of the old Carriers.......Massive cargo space......Full hospital section...deployed with Army Medical personnel and Doctors..........Not to mention the CVN is a floating city.............

    The US military is very well skilled at delivering supplies.....because it's a matter of business in War..........and I guarantee you these deployments were going round the clock getting things done there..................

    There is no other country in the world that has these kind of assets to perform the mission on this scale..............Perhaps you might think of that while you complain enough isn't being done.............
     
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    Update of DoD Response to Hurricane Irma > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

    DoD Response Details:



    Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico (VIPR):



    - Approximately 4,600 service-members are supporting relief operations in the region.



    - KEARSARGE/26th MEU, OAK HILL, and WASP are conducting relief operations in the USVI. The SS WRIGHT will depart Philadelphia tomorrow to augment VIPR support.



    - USNORTHCOM and U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) are coordinating the movement of British Royal Marines to Antigua and Turks & Caicos Islands.



    - USTRANSCOM is moving U.S. Army medical support capability to St. Thomas to establish temporary medical facilities there.



    - USACE power restoration teams, debris removal experts, temporary roofing teams, and port survey personnel are on station and assessing support requirements.



    - FEMA shipped 28 of 31 Defense Logistics Agency-provided generators to VIPR; DLA continues to push commodities.



    Florida:



    - Approximately 10,400 service-members are supporting relief operations in the region.



    - ABRAHAM LINCOLN is positioned off Florida's east coast with 27 helicopters. IWO JIMA and NEW YORK will arrive tomorrow.



    - Search and rescue (SAR) resources from Moody, Davis-Monthan, Nellis Air Force Bases, and Fort Campbell are prepared to support FL operations. NAS Key West is unusable. AFNORTH is evaluating basing options.



    - US Army has 33 of 100 requested High Water Trucks enroute to FL from Fort Bragg, NC.



    - USNORTHCOM will also conduct operations from the sea with aircraft from IWO JIMA, NEW YORK, SAN JACINTO, and ABE LINCOLN.



    - USACE power teams, debris removal teams, temporary roofing teams and port survey personnel are in place in Florida and Georgia. USACE is working closely with USCG to reopen ports - focusing on Port Everglades and Tampa, which are critical to fuel distribution.



    - DLA is coordinating shipment of fuel and meals to bases in South Carolina and Georgia.



    Evacuation of American Citizens. USSOUTHCOM has coordinated the evacuation of 1,904 persons (including 35 foreign nationals) over the past three days.



    Foreign Disaster Assistance: USSOUTHCOM is repositioning aircraft from Honduras to St. Martin and responding to requests for air traffic control and engineering assessment support.
     
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    Hey thanks for helping prove the point
     
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    The thing that people need to understand about the dumb racist bigot Democrats is that they will always complain no matter how much mainstream society tries to help them.
     
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    What news have you NOT been reading/watching?
     
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    Trump attacks hurricane-ravaged Puerto Ricans as lazy and ungrateful



    From his long weekend at his New Jersey golf course, Trump has harsh words for victims of Hurricane Maria.

    I think he’s absolutely right. They sit there sobbing and crying for government aid and I see very few pictures of them trying to help themselves.

    Show me a few.

    Story @ Trump attacks hurricane-ravaged Puerto Ricans as lazy and ungrateful

    Oh yeah, about all the shipping containers hung up in the ports. Part of it is dues to union bosses holding back their truck drivers and the other is stupid lefturd regulations about who can sign for them before they’re moved.

    Uh oh! Geraldo Rivera comes to Trump’s defense over Puerto Rico @ Uh oh! Geraldo Rivera comes to Trump's defense over Puerto Rico

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    Does the dumb twit have no idea what’s behind her?

    Response Massive, But Supplies Sitting Undelivered In Puerto Rico Because Of Destroyed Roads And No Truck Drivers @ Response Massive, But Supplies Sitting Undelivered In Puerto Rico Because Of Destroyed Roads And No Truck Drivers | Weasel Zippers
     
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    San Juan Teamsters Didn’t Show Up for Work to Distribute Relief Supplies – US Aid Rotting at Ports



    And the slut mayor of San Juan is blaming the president. Showing her ignorance.

    They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as quickly as they’re needed.It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the ports, waiting to have a vehicle to unload into. However, only 20% of the truck drivers show up to work. These are private citizens in Puerto Rico, paid by companies that are contracted by the government”.. (link)
    The union is reportedly not allowing drivers to remove goods from the Port of San Juan.
    The union leader said, ‘scab drivers from the mainland won’t get the job done. Truck traffic won’t move in Puerto Rico for at least 2 years’”

    Story @ SMOKING GUN=> San Juan Teamsters Didn't Show Up for Work to Distribute Relief Supplies – US Aid Rotting at Ports
     

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