Washington Reacts to Hurricane Maria
Following Hurricane Maria’s path through Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, several Washington officials made their concern known:
With the imminent repercussions that hurricane Maria poses, the federal government is already showing great support to the island. The President tweeted last night the following: “Puerto Rico being hit hard by new monster Hurricane. Be careful, our hearts are with you-will be there to help!”
In addition to the President showing support, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave the following statement last night in the Senate floor:
“Let me close by asking all of you to take a moment tonight, if you can and you wish, to pray for the island of Puerto Rico, a U.S. Territory, where millions of our fellow Americans are staring down the barrel of the most powerful storm that ever has perhaps hit that island, and this after already getting hit by Irma just a week ago. It has the potential to be an extraordinary catastrophe. We pray that is not the case. I hope we stand ready to assist our fellow Americans on the island of Puerto Rico. Let’s pray for them tonight because tomorrow morning is going to be a very difficult time for them as this extraordinary hurricane, Hurricane Maria, is about to slam right into them”
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) also gave this statement last night in the Senate floor:
“Let me first of all say how deeply we feel about folks who have been affected by these mammoth storms in the gulf coast, in Florida, and in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, as well as others elsewhere. Our hearts and prayers are with them.”
Now if that could be backed up with immediate action in Congress that would be great.