Puerto Rico still struggling a month after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico still struggling a month after Hurricane Maria

Last week the House of Representatives passed a $36 billion disaster relief bill, though that money, if approved by the Senate and Trump, would be split between victims of Maria and the other devastating hurricanes of Harvey and Irma, as well California wildfires.

Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico devastated.

"I didn't have the chance to communicate with my family for like eight to 10 days", he said. He said he's grateful to be back in the United States, but he's anxious about family members left behind on the island.

"They are handing out leaflets from FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) asking the people, 'If you need assistance, call this number or go to this website.' So tell me, how can you do that if there is no power?" the younger Barros said.

The situation was dire and, weeks later, remains that way.

"Groceries, you're limited to only buying only 20 items, so imagine you are a big family and you only can buy 20 items", Mejia said.

"Because of the devastation on the island, we felt compelled as a church organization to help our nearby neighbors", explained Carly Adames of the World Mission Society Church of God.

President Donald Trump said the military shouldn't have to distribute the "massive amounts" of food and water that have been delivered to storm-battered Puerto Rico.

"Just having the mindset that so many people all around the United States are putting the same mind to do it, I'm very, very happy at this point", Mejia said.

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