Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

State Police sends troopers to Puerto Rico to help with recovery

Nelson files bill to give Maria evacuees quicker access to federal benefits | Villages-News.com State Police sends troopers to Puerto Rico to help with recovery
Lillian Steele | 10 October, 2017, 00:40

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that USA drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there.

Last week, Governor Christie authorized the mobilization of 1,100 emergency responders and soldiers to deploy to Puerto Rico, including NJSP and 500 National Guard citizen soldiers with various equipment. But LNP chose to publish a very slanted story to slam America's response.

Puerto Rico bond insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd said late on Friday it voluntarily withdrew a complaint that challenged the legality of the island's fiscal turnaround plan, citing the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.

At least for now, drugmakers say they should be able to prevent shortages by moving around inventory and, in some cases, increasing production at factories in other locations already making those products.

Traditional Hispanic foods reminded many Florida State Seminoles of home.

"They are the ones [helping] down there, so they know what is needed". "We're just people trying to help people".

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico after pounding the island as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 miles per hour on September 20. She believes she can to do her part by volunteering her time in events such as the Global Café.

"We are just hoping they come back safe and sound", the commissioner said.

Puerto Rico officials continue to work closely with the Defense Department, the and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and with state-to-state partners through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, he noted.

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