Puerto Rico’s September 25-October 1, 2017 political week in tweets
Maria recovery efforts need Congressional help
Senate Democrats write to GOP leadership asking help for Puerto Rico disaster relief: https://t.co/Z1MUQstZJT
— Puerto Rico Report (@PRicoReport) September 27, 2017
Democrats in Congress are trying to get Republicans to help Puerto Rico.
People in need of water and food
This image traveled the world. It shows the needs of hundreds of communities that we are reaching. Puerto Rico will recover and rebuild. pic.twitter.com/JzWy8ItMIw
— Ricardo Rossello (@ricardorossello) September 27, 2017
This picture went viral after people turned to the streets to post messages asking for help due to the lack of water and food.
Aid stuck in ports
3,000 shipping containers packed with food water & medicene have been sitting at the port in Puerto Rico since Saturday pic.twitter.com/LJ0ETpmnOf
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 27, 2017
Despite the outpouring of support, much of the aid sent to Puerto Rico did not make it to the hands of those in need. Thousands of containers were stuck in ports due to a lack of trucks and drivers to transport them across the US territory.
Central mountainous region of Puerto Rico severely devastated
— Centro de Periodismo (@cpipr) September 27, 2017
While all of Puerto Rico experienced the effects of Hurricane Maria, the central mountainous region was especially battered.
Donald Trump attacks San Juan Mayor
— Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) October 1, 2017
The President of the United States took to Twitter to attack San Juan’s Mayor, Carmen Yulin (PDP), after she was on tv asking for more help, and condemning a slow, structurally inefficient federal response.