"It's not appropriate. I mean, when people are in the middle of the disaster, you don't start trying to criticising them", he said. "I'm starting to see spray-painted signs going up - 'we ran out of food and water, help us.'" Torres said. This is a "people are dying" story. "This is a life-or-death story". "My only focus right now is to make sure the people of Puerto Rico are well", Rossello said.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017Just spoke to Governor Kenneth Mapp of the U.S. Virgin Islands who stated that #FEMA and Military are doing a GREAT job! "Where is there good news here?"
Chris Christie announced Friday New Jersey is sending 1,100 emergency workers to Puerto Rico to help after Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory of 3.4 million people.
He says the hurricane "totally destroyed" Puerto Rico and that "the military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an fantastic job".
"Ultimately the Government of Puerto Rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort - it will end up being one of the biggest ever - will be funded and organised, and what we will do with the tremendous amount of existing debt already on the island", he said.
Trump is expected to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
The acting US homeland security secretary is headed to Puerto Rico to see the devastation and meet local officials.
FEMA told ABC News that any aid it has delivered to Puerto Rico has been immediately distributed. "We want the people to be safe and sound, and we will be there every day until that happens". "That's the President's point". We are doing everything we can to prevent that. And we need all the help we can get.
"I am going to do what I never thought I would do".
Trump tweeted Saturday evening that he will visit Puerto Rico to examine the damage caused by Hurricane Maria and to help lead the recovery process on the ground.
"Our whole family wanted to do something", Lalo told Ortiz when he met her for the first time on Thursday to surprise her with the supplies, which included scores of Advil bottles, nutrition bars, diapers and more. "For example, on the military side, we're bringing in both air force, navy, and army medical capabilities in addition to aircraft, more helicopters., (but) it's not enough, and we're bringing more in".