Puerto Rico Holds Its Breath Over Hurricane-Battered Dam

  • Puerto Rico Holds Its Breath Over Hurricane-Battered Dam

Puerto Rico Holds Its Breath Over Hurricane-Battered Dam

Even more damage to Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria could be imminent: The Guajataca Dam in the northwest part of the island was damaged by Maria and was in danger of failing Monday morning, NBC News reported.

Lopez made the announcement at a press conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the state would organize a recovery effort, including information on www.ny.gov that would detail donation collection points and lists of items that needed to be donated. "Is New York prepared for those people, when the airports open, to leave Puerto Rico and move to your state?"

Of the 42 tweets Trump has sent since his last tweet about Puerto Rico, 14 have been about athletes, seven have been about GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare, and three have been about North Korea.

Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez on Sunday offered $1 million for Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by NY state to support the hurricane-battered U.S. island.

Hapgood says electricity is out for the entire island and food and water is scarce - which raises a lot of security concerns there. She also took to Instagram asking for help from her followers to spread the word about providing aid for the island in light of Hurricane Maria's aftermath. She said she and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez are also using all their "resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business" to garner support for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico has completely lost power, and is being subjected to heavy rain and flooding, with possible mudslides.

Additionally, several telethons have been held to benefit Puerto Rico including on Univision and Telemundo. The ship has since been used to respond to Hurricane Irma and Maria.

Much of the island has been without power since Maria swept over it, and only about a quarter of the country's telecommunications systems were working as of Sunday evening, the Wall Street Journal reports.

By Monday afternoon, the confirmed toll from Maria's rampage across the Caribbean had jumped to at least 49 deaths, including 16 dead in Puerto Rico and 27 on the hard-hit island of Dominica.

He approved an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico on September 17, after the territory sustained over $1 billion in damages from Hurricane Irma.

"I'd rather be wrong on that front than doing nothing and having that fail and costing people lives", he said in an interview with CNN. "Our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico remain in our prayers as we make sure they have what they need".