San Juan Mayor Wears T Shirt Saying "Help Us We Are Dying"

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    I wish Trump would have thought of that. Especially since Puerto Rico is an island, with many isolated villages.
     
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    The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift tandem-rotor transport helicopter powered by twin turboshaft aircraft engines designed by Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol following Vertol's acquisition by Boeing. Wikipedia
    Top speed: 165 mph
    Length: 45′
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    The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol. The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters. Wikipedia
    Top speed: 196 mph
    Length: 99′
    Engine type: Turboshaft
    Manufacturer: Boeing Rotorcraft Systems
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    National Guard personnel preparing for Hurricane Irma as relief efforts continue in Texas

    Meanwhile, recovery from Hurricane Harvey continues in Texas, where more than 18,000 National Guard personnel were on duty, according to the National Guard Bureau.

    Heading to Texas were 10 Soldiers from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. They left Fort Indiantown Gap on Sept. 1, Gov. Tom Wolf said. The Soldiers, flying in two CH-47 Chinook helicopter, will potentially deliver food and water to stranded people and rescue those still in need.
     
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    Don't look now, but, by saying "... there are no roads in many areas at-present..." in the context of usability... means that the existing roads are impassable.

    It's not a matter of looking at a map... it's a matter of whether or not the roads on that map are actually passable... and, at present, most are NOT.

    Large numbers of villages and towns are cut-off and supplies from the ports are unable to reach them except via airlift.

    Oh, and, tell us, how does a village or town, consisting of both able-bodied and others (youngsters, the elderly, the infirm and disabled and sickly) send contingents to the coast, and expect them to bring back sufficient supplies to keep that town or village alive, carrying enough food, water, first-aid supplies, and medicines to last > 5 minutes after they return?

    Mule-pack? A column of back-packers? They've been doing that for days. It's not enough. Not nearly enough.

    Any fifth-grader understands that your answer to the logistical crisis is entirely inadequate and unsustainable from Day One...

    Not to mention cold, heartless, and entirely unacceptable to most Americans, Left, Right and Center.

    More is needed. They're going to get it. And you're going to pay for it. With no say-so in the matter, as always happens in matters of of emergency relief. Got it, now?
     
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    Luckily Pres.Trump did not send that many troops in the early part of the disaster. They only have enough food and water rations to feed a certain amount.
     
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    What's amazing is the republican fantasy of Obama sending AC-130 gunships to rescue the ambassador in Benghazi. Which was logistically impossible due to the nearest being thousands of miles away in the middle of the night.

    But can't envision Trump should have sent CH-47 heavy lift helicoptors from air national guard units, like they did in Texas after Harvey.
     
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    Boeing CH-47 Chinook - Wikipedia

    Disaster relief and other roles

    Since the type's inception, the Chinook has carried out secondary missions including medical evacuation, disaster relief, search and rescue, aircraft recovery, fire fighting, and heavy construction assistance. According to Suresh Abraham, the Chinook's ability to carry large, underslung loads has been of significant value in relief operations in the aftermath of natural disasters




    Capacity: 24,000 lb (10,886 kg) cargo
     
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    You should move to PR, it would appear your whiney ass would fit right in there.

    There are some infirm people so why should the able bodied do anything right? One crippled up person in a village means none of them can do anything.

    They are getting enough. They suck ass at utilizing it.

    Man you left wingers are a pathetic group.
     
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    They sent CH-47's to Texas, why not to Puerto Rico? Where they could airlift the fright containers directly from the ships, and bring them to the villages that needed them. Make at least two trips an hour (most trips probably every 10 minutes, traveling 10 times the speed of a truck).
     
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    Good question. Where the hell is PR's guard troops and equipment?
     
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    Didn't they try that on Gilligans Island? How did that work out?
     

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