The story you do not hear. PUERTO RICO
I just received this from a life long friend. His brother-in-law is
volunteering in Puerto Rico so this is coming from someone that has his
‘boots on the ground’ and can actually see what is occurring in that locale.
Ken has been volunteering for the last 3 weeks in Puerto Rico..
The story you don’t hear
I hear some of the B.S. that the press is spewing. Let me tell you what is
actually occurring here in Puerto Rico..
I got online for the first time in days and one of the very first things I
saw was an out and out lie about the government’s response to the crisis I
am in the middle of. I don’t care if you hate or love Trump, using the
crisis in Puerto Rico to spread political lies is disgusting! I am
literally across the street from the airport, and the hotel I am in is where
many of the first responders are staying, so here is what is going on from
someone who is actually here seeing it.
The government is here and has been here! Every single day plane after
plane full of FEMA, FBI, homeland security, army, Air Force, Marines, and
extra police officers from all over the country shows up. Cargo plane after
cargo plane and ship after ship full of supplies shows up.
There is a hospital ship off the coast that I can see from the beach.
The response was quick and it keeps coming! They are out every day from sun
up until sun down.
This isn’t a political issue, it is a humanitarian one. The lies being
spread about the response aren’t helping the people here, it is just fueling
hate based on lies! If you want to help Puerto Rico, donate money or
supplies and pray. If you want to play politics find
something else to argue about! Not like there aren’t hundreds of
topics for you to choose from!
Edited to add this- Roads have been completely destroyed in many areas,
especially the remote one. The military and FEMA are going out to these
places on foot with 100 lbs + packs on their backs It is requiring them to
cut their way through flooded areas to get there. It will take time to
reach everyone when conditions are as bad as they are. President Trump
dispatched 140 helicopters, 28 ships, 6 Army field hospitals, 3 Navy Seabee
Battalions, 5 US Army Combat Engineer Battalions, 3 Civil Affairs
battalions, 2 Nuclear Submarines capable of generating 2.8 Gigawatts of
Power, release 300,000 tons of food, medical supplies, and water from
Military stocks to Puerto Rico…
Please stop touting the party line of bashing our President when his actions
have been excellent for the island.
There’s been a string of 4 horrendous Hurricanes.. it’s going take some
time. The immature LIES devoid of facts do not help a single person on the
island. No President has had to face this level of domestic disaster and
done a better job. Trump is doing one helluva good job..