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Mississippi to house 1200 prisoners from Puerto Rico

20 Octubre 2017

"Recognizing that we're in this together - US citizens in Texas, US citizens in Florida, US citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands - we need equal treatment", said Gov. Ricardo Rossello.

In fact, much of the US territory in the Caribbean is still a crippled mess four weeks after that fierce Category Four storm.

Some brave souls use a precarious ladder rigged to get across the water, but for most people it is too dangerous.

Since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 19, TOTE Maritime's vessels have brought cargo to the island nine times delivering more than 7,200 containers of food, water, oxygen, generators and other essential relief and recovery items, along with the island's regular day to day commercial needs.

Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which hit the island on Sept. 20.

While some postal employees assigned full-time to Puerto Rico have gone back to work, Norman said others might have left the island, or might not yet be in a position to work.

The president said the 10-out-of-10 score was warranted because "it was probably the most difficult - when you talk about relief, when you talk about search, when you talk about all of the different levels, and even when you talk about lives saved".

U.S. Court Clerk Arthur Johnston told The Clarion-Ledger that Mississippi has agreed to house the inmates at the federal correctional facility in Yazoo City.

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FEMA wants to hire as many as 2000 local people to help respond to individual recovery efforts, in Puerto Rico and elsewhere.

Private sector estimates of the damage to the U.S. territory run as high as $95 billion.

"Our commitment is to give it support and aid during the whole road to recovery".

"They're still dealing with the acute, immediate challenges", he told reporters.

Some demonstrators at the rally criticized Trump, saying his reaction to Puerto Rico's plight wasn't on par with how he handled other recent disasters.

Eighty-one percent of Puerto Rico remains blacked out one month after Maria struck. And more will almost certainly be needed.

This nightmare comes about a year after the US government established an external fiscal control board for the island after it declared bankruptcy because of 73 billion dollars in debt. Forecasts are that the population now at 3.4 million will go down to 3.1 million or even less by 2026, said Villamil.

Mississippi to house 1200 prisoners from Puerto Rico