FEMA Ending Meals and Water Provides to Puerto Rico

01 February, 2018, 01:08 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • FEMA has announced its withdrawing its aid mission from Puerto Rico four months after Hurricane Maria pummelled the island

Florida's U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio took to the U.S. Senate floor Tuesday to demand more hurricane relief, with Nelson decrying the decision by the administration of President Donald Trump to end food and water aid to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, and Rubio renewing his call for Congress to pass a comprehensive disaster relief package.

"The Government.is waiting for critical data provided by FEMA in order to determine when the responsibilities should be transferred from FEMA to the Government of Puerto Rico", Pesquera said in a statement.

Audio will be available later today. On Wednesday, a spokesman said FEMA was winding down its food and water deliveries in Puerto Rico, but would keep distributing both to towns in need for the time being.

Judge Laura Taylor Swain, who is overseeing Puerto Rico's bankruptcy, did not address the merits of the bondholders' claims, concluding that she lacked jurisdiction over some of them, and that others were not fit to be ruled on. "I would say it's a 10", he bragged at the time. "We have a full-blown humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico right now", Nelson said. So far, FEMA said it has provided more than 30 million gallons of potable water and almost 60 million meals to those in Puerto Rico, NPR reported. In a bipartisan letter signed by U.S. Sens. Despite visiting the island and signing a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure to refill disaster accounts, provide a cash infusion and bail out the federal flood insurance program, Trump has received considerable flack from Democrats and Puerto Ricans for failing to fix the island faster. And Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., will bring a college student who is one of 300,000 Puerto Ricans who have relocated to Florida since the storm.

Philippe Coutinho thanks Barcelona for warm debut welcome
But despite being on the winning side, it could have been an even more special night for Coutinho . They are favorites to make it 30 after they overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Espanyol .

Government sees growth of 7-7.5% in 2018-19 — Economic Survey
When it comes to inter-state trade, the five largest exporting states are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. On the very first day of the budget session, the ruling government had tabled the economic survey for the fiscal year 2017-2018.

Saudi billionaire prince released from detention
But partly because of a weak economy, the land market is nearly illiquid, making it hard to turn property into cash. After freedom, the prince said, he plans to continue living in Saudi Arabia and getting back to run his business.

In the lawsuit, which was filed in June, a group of these bondholders, led by Aurelius Capital Management, alleged the island's government had violated Puerto Rican law and the USA constitution by paying for government services with revenues it diverted from other reserves. "He already has things mapped out and Puerto Rico certainly doesn't have any consideration in that plan", a resident told BuzzFeed News.

"The reality is that we just need to look around, said Alejandro De La Campa, FEMA's director in Puerto Rico".

"FEMA and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are not stopping the provision of commodities after Hurricane Maria".

"FEMA will continue to support the government of Puerto Rico to meet the needs they identify". If Florida, or other states, were facing similar situations as the island, there would be an outrage by Members of Congress. "It is affecting the economy of Puerto Rico. We urge FEMA to reconsider; American lives are at stake!"

Recommended:

  • Facebook Says It Will Prioritize Local News Posts

    Facebook Says It Will Prioritize Local News Posts

    What actually matters in determining if Facebook is a buy now is whether it can continue its torrid MAU, revenue, and EPS growth. Zuckerberg called 2017 "a strong year for Facebook " but acknowledged that "it was also a hard one".
    Google Removed 700K Apps from Play Store for Violating Policies

    Google Removed 700K Apps from Play Store for Violating Policies

    A popular (but dubiously accurate) critique of the Play Store is that it has relied too heavily on automation to approve apps. Basically, through the use of improved AI, the company has been able to provide more protections for Android users.

    DOJ extended surveillance of Trump campaign adviser over Steele dossier findings

    Page's ties to Russian Federation came back under scrutiny once he left the Trump campaign in September 2016. The White House, which has not viewed the memo, has signaled support for its release.
  • Wikie is world's first killer whale that can talk like humans

    Wikie is world's first killer whale that can talk like humans

    New research , complete with haunting recordings, shows that orcas are shockingly good at imitating human speech. When we tried "hello" and she did the sound... some emotional responses came from the trainers.
    Rep. Joe Kennedy Invites Transgender Soldier Patricia King To SOTU Address

    Rep. Joe Kennedy Invites Transgender Soldier Patricia King To SOTU Address

    After having to handle more than my fair share of these over the years it is one of the worst jobs in politics . The Massachusetts representative has emerged as a rising star in the Democratic party this year.
    Battle over secret Nunes memo could come to a head next week

    Battle over secret Nunes memo could come to a head next week

    Trump could also approve its immediate release or do nothing, in which case the memo would become public after the five days. Mueller III's probe into Russia's influence in the 2016 election and whether it worked with the Trump campaign.
  • Steve Wynn Steps Down As RNC Finance Chair Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Steve Wynn Steps Down As RNC Finance Chair Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

    The company says it is committed to operating with the "highest ethical standards and maintaining a safe and respectful culture". A hotline was established to report incidents of harassment; now the hotline has not received any reports regarding Steve Wynn .
    Chiefs trade Smith to Redskins

    Chiefs trade Smith to Redskins

    While this may be the end of Cousins with the Washington Redskins , it is just the beginning of speculating where he will end up. Because of that connection, Smith and the Browns have been linked nearly from the moment Dorsey was hired in December.
    Bruno Mars sweeps Grammy Awards

    Bruno Mars sweeps Grammy Awards

    Other notable winners included Chris Stapleton for Best Country Album; the HBO documentary "The Defiant Ones" about Dr. Latin global dance hit " Despacito " also failed to take home a Grammy despite smashing sales records past year .
  • Blake Griffin Responds To Being Traded Mid Season To The Pistons

    Blake Griffin Responds To Being Traded Mid Season To The Pistons

    Protections on Detroit's 2018 first-round pick include 1-4 in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and unprotected in 2021, per sources . In 33 games this season, the former Sooner has averaged 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.
    Ferry with about 50 aboard missing near Pacific's Kiribati

    Ferry with about 50 aboard missing near Pacific's Kiribati

    An unconscious teenager was among the survivors found drifting in the Pacific Ocean after a Kiribati ferry went down. But it was reported missing on Thursday night and officials from New Zealand and Fiji are now working to find it.
    Ten dead in as rival Yemenis battle for control of Aden

    Ten dead in as rival Yemenis battle for control of Aden

    Troops from both Saudi and the UAE - present in Aden when fighting erupted - did not intervene, reports said. Several hospitals said at least 10 fighters were killed in the fighting and 30 others were wounded.


Popular

CDC Director Resigns After Tobacco Stock Purchase Revealed
Fitzgerald became director of the CDC in July, bought stock in Japan Tobacco in August 2017, and sold it at the end of October. Representative Tom Price, resigned over his use of expensive taxpayer-funded private charter jets for government travel.

East Toronto church hosts vigil for victims of alleged serial killer
Hank Idsinga confirmed Wednesday that a planter from a home on Balmoral Avenue, in the area of Yonge Street and St. He said McArthur took amyl nitrate, more commonly known as poppers, a drug that gives an intense temporary high.

Pep Guardiola refuses to be drawn on Riyad Mahrez
Right now we have just three strikers, with Raheem (Sterling), for the next month or month and a half. I am happy with him and he is enjoying his football and playing, this is the most important thing.

Apple Cutting iPhone X Production In Half, Report Claims
A leading Apple analyst says that Apple's resources may be stretched too thin to come out with a successor to its tiniest iPhone. The high price tag might have put off prospective customers and Apple's holiday sales were reportedly worse than it expected.

Kim Kardashian West claps back at Lindsay Lohan
Yesterday, Kim showed off her bare breasts again in another topless photoshoot which she teased on her Instagram account . She was undoubtedly referring to LiLo's sudden change in accent, which fans first noticed a little while back.

North Korea slams U.S. as 'gross violator of human rights'
Ji stood when introduced and raised a pair of battered wooden crutches above his head in response to the sustained applause. Leading up to the State of the Union, critics said the president is dangerously flirting with the idea of nuclear war.

The Stars Align For Dr Pepper Snapple and Keurig
Sun Life Financial INC grew its holdings in Dr Pepper Snapple Group by 13,360.0% during the second quarter. Hershey agreed to buy Amplify Snack Brands, the maker of SkinnyPop popcorn, for $1.6 billion last month.

Beckham set to unveil Miami team
An emotional David Beckham said Miami had made his "dream had come true" after finally becoming a Major League Soccer team owner. Under his contract, Beckham and Simon Fuller secured the opportunity to own an MLS club following Beckham's playing career.

Monster Hunter World & Street Fighter V Crossover Means an Awesome Costume Exchange
The set changes a hunter's armor, whether male or female, to look and sound just like Ryu. If you happen to own Street Fighter V , you will have early-access to both missions.

Kesha steals the show with powerful Grammys performance
The Time's Up movement made itself known at the 2018 Grammys (Jan. 28) as stars took the red carpet sporting white roses . Kesha released her nominated comeback album Rainbow in August, after her sexual assault case was dismissed.